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New book explores $19 billion legal battle over oil

In his bestselling book “Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun” (Crown, 2012), author and journalist Paul M. … Full Article

OKCupid founder’s book explores ‘Who We Are’ in digital age

In the digital age, when human tendencies and our lifestyles are constantly evolving, it can be difficult to discern who we are and how we engage with others and the world around us. Christian Rudder, president and co-founder of OkCupid – one of the largest dating websites in the U.S. … Full Article

New book pays homage to charter school movement’s Brooklyn roots

"A Light Shines in Harlem” (Lawrence Hill Books), by award-winning journalist Mary C. Bounds, explores the charter school movement and its formative years in New York in the late 1990s and early 2000s. … Full Article

New novel portrays NYC’s gentrification in the 1990s

A new novel portrays an early era of the city’s rapid transformation to tell a wider story about race, class and love. … Full Article

Joyce Carol Oates to launch latest collection in Brooklyn

Just released Sept. 9, "Lovely, Dark, Deep" is the latest collection by literary great Joyce Carol Oates, who will speak about her book at the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sept. 21. … Full Article

Brooklyn Book Festival to feature Rushdie, Auster, other literary stars

The Brooklyn Book Festival has announced its full day of programming for Sept. 21, with more than 100 panel discussions, readings and other literary activities. … Full Article

Brooklyn family authors children’s book inspired by Park Slope students

Nine-year-old Josie Garcia is an ambitious girl from Brooklyn who becomes an advocate for preventing disastrous climate change and other environmental threats. The feisty heroine in “Josie and the Fourth Grade Bike Brigade,” Josie was inspired by the children of P.S. 321 in Park Slope. … Full Article

‘Skeleton in the Closet’ latest in Manbeck’s Heights crime series

In his “Brooklyn Heights Crime Series,” set in 1930, former Brooklyn Borough Historian John Manbeck looks at Heights institutions past and present the docks at the foot of Montague Street, the Hotel Margaret, Patricia Murphy’s Candlelight Restaurant and the  … Full Article

Former lawyer’s background shapes debut novel

Brooklyn-based novelist Helen Wan’s debut, "The Partner Track," now available in trade paperback, traces the story of Ingrid Yung, who is about to become partner at Parsons Valentine, a prestigious New York City law firm.  … Full Article

New book explores evolution of American medicine

Based on 15 years of research and illustrated with dozens of historical and exclusive photographs, “Dr. Mütter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine” (Gotham; Sept. … Full Article

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