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9 Books About City Life You Must Read This Fall

These new titles open windows onto urban culture around the world.
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A great book about a city transports you there, whether its streets are familiar to you or utterly foreign. Serious or slapstick, it conveys the sense of being on the block—the cast of characters you’d encounter, what it might feel like to be a regular. Here are a handful of new books—both sincere and silly—that shed light on daily life in cities.

Dancers After Dark
Jordan Matter