A benevolent woman of quiet mystery who smiles in welcome greeting each time one visits her; whose distinct perfume is remembered long after one’s departure:
Author Myrtle Brooks’ love affair with the Big Apple served in ten allegorical slices depicting everyday people experiencing miraculous events throughout the five boroughs. “The Sanctity of the Mails:” observed in Heaven via the Brooklyn Post Office. A Staten Island-raised engineer who escapes city living, only to find the city within himself. A mysterious floor in a Queens apartment building reachable through attainment alone.
Songs to New York crosses the threshold between impossible and occurrence: “Only in New York.”
“Songs to New York is like a fantasy Chicken Soup for the New Yorker’s Soul.”
-Allen Long, Author of Less than Human: A Memoir.
“Stories to warm the heart and stroke the imagination, lyrically told, reminding you why you love being a New Yorker or leaving you wishing you were.”
-Mary Ellen Bramwell, Author of When I Was Seven.
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Myrtle Brooks, author of the novel: “The Geyser Girl of Yellowstone Park,” was born in Manhattan and lives in Brooklyn. She spent her first two years in Jackson Heights, Queens, before moving upstate. The year 2017 marks the 26th anniversary of her return home to New York City. Many of the stories herein are derived from her life experiences in “the city of miracles,” which she expanded into the realm of fantasy (or did she?).