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The novel: “The Spy: A Tale of the Neutral Ground” (1821)
The author: James Fenimore Cooper
The setting: Westchester County was the “neutral ground” of the book’s title, and many of the Revolutionary War battles recounted in the novel were set in the area.

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16 novels set in Westchester County

Westchester County has served as an inspiration for legendary authors such as Washington Irving, John Cheever and E.L. Doctorow, as well as present-day literary talents.

From wars (both real and imaginary) to suburban angst, the area’s picturesque beauty and historic significance have led to a substantial number of novels being based here.

Here’s a look at 16 works of fiction set in Westchester County, presented chronologically.

Compiled by Kirthana Ramisetti