Brooklyn Bookbeat

Author to discuss new book on influential 19th century reformer and Green-Wood resident Henry George

On Oct. 17, historian, author and Professor Edward T. O'Donnell will visit Green-Wood Cemetery for a fascinating discussion about his new book, “Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age: Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality.” The event will begin at 1 p.m. … Full Article

Brooklynite’s new book explores history of Gowanus Canal

Earlier this year on Earth Day, environmental activist Christopher Swain did his best breaststroke in Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal. … Full Article

Author to speak about new ‘Motown Sound’ book in Fort Greene

“Rhythm Ride” (Roaring Brook Press) is the story of the music that defined a generation and a movement that changed the world. … Full Article

Renowned author Margaret Atwood to speak in Brooklyn Heights

Margaret Atwood, the acclaimed author of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Oryx and Crake” and numerous other works, will come to St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights to share her new novel, “The Heart Goes Last” (Bloomsbury), on Friday, Oct. … Full Article

‘Dr. Mütter’s Marvels’ author returns to Brooklyn for book talk

In celebration of the paperback release of The New York Times bestselling nonfiction book “Dr. Mütter’s Marvels,” author Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz will return to the Morbid Anatomy Museum on Sept. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bookbeat: Elizabeth Gilbert saws fear in half in 'Big Magic'

Over a lifetime committed to writing, Elizabeth Gilbert has learned that engaging fear is part of the creative process. In her new book "Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear" (Riverhead Books) she offers tricks to make fear disappear, at least long enough to get some work done. … Full Article

Sara Bareilles to discuss new book with Ben Folds at BAM

“Sounds Like Me: My Life (so far) in Song” (Simon & Schuster; Oct. 6, 2015), is a candid collection of essays by Sara Bareilles, five-time Grammy nominee. … Full Article

Welcome to 'Book'-lyn!

Star Power. Brain Power. A Literati's Love Fest. B'KLYN was a bibliophiles' playground Sunday. … Full Article

Once-wayward daughter of B’klyn tabernacle mega-pastor and Grammy Award-winning choir director returns

The daughter of esteemed Brooklyn Tabernacle’s pastor and Grammy Award-winning choir director reveals what once drove her away from her family — and her faith. … Full Article

Acclaimed Brooklyn-born author, descendent of Herman Melville, releases second novel, ‘Villa America’

Literary talent runs in Liza Klaussmann’s veins; the Brooklyn-born great-great-great-granddaughter of Herman Melville received heaps of praise for her 2012 debut novel “Tigers in Red Weather.” Ron Charles of The Washington Post called the book "Exceed … Full Article


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