Brooklyn Bookbeat

The Ten Commandments are a pervasive yet divisive part of American culture. Religious conservatives champion them, even if they don’t always adhere to them in practice. … Full Article

Brooklyn resident tells the untold story of Division I sports in new memoir

Unlike the stories of the most visible Division I college athletes, Bushwick resident Amanda Ottaway’s story has more in common with those of the 80 percent of college athletes who are never seen on TV. … Full Article

Unitarian Church pastor shares fresh perspective on Ten Commandments in new book

The Ten Commandments are a pervasive yet divisive part of American culture. Religious conservatives champion them, even if they don’t always adhere to them in practice. … Full Article

Brooklyn author writes time-bending debut novel

In “The Scribe of Siena,” debut author Melodie Winawer transports readers to medieval Italy, where the past and present collide and a 21st-century woman discovers love — and a plot to destroy Siena.   … Full Article

Author, artist behind children’s book to tour Brooklyn bookstores

There are some children’s books that inspire people of all ages with their profundity, and “Sakura’s Cherry Blossoms” is no exception.   … Full Article

Top young novelist Jesse Ball to discuss new book in Brooklyn

Award-winning author Jesse Ball, named one of the Best of Young American Novelists in 2017 by the literary magazine Granta, joins Ecco’s list with “Census” an evocative novel about family, free will, grief and the ways we see those who are different from us. … Full Article

Distinguished historian shakes up Civil Rights history in new book

“What of the past is remembered, celebrated, and mourned is at the core of national identity — and the process of what is told and not told is often a function of power,” writes historian Jeanne Theoharis. “And the task of honoring can also be a form of stripping and silencing.” … Full Article

Historian writes true-crime account of Evelyn Nesbit scandal

The publication of “The Girl on the Velvet Swing” comes at a time when sexual harassment is being taken seriously and punished in a way never seen before. … Full Article

Brooklynite Elif Batuman to release profound and humorous debut novel

When published in hardcover in 2017, Elif Batuman’s debut novel “The Idiot” dazzled critics and readers alike. … Full Article

Hilarious new book teaches readers how to ‘Lie There and Lose Weight’

In his insightful, endearing and surprisingly funny look at weight loss, Brooklyn author John Ordover takes us inside his struggle to stick with his diet, lays out the constantly changing strategies that kept him on target and details how he coped when working out made everything that much  … Full Article

Paul Auster delivers his magnum opus

Brooklynite Paul Auster is one of Brooklyn’s deepest thinkers. His critically acclaimed work is recognized for its exploration of existentialism and the search for identity and personal meaning. … Full Article

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