Brooklyn Bookbeat

The winter of adolescence

Julie Buntin’s searing new novel “Marlena” is evocative of that specific suspended time in young womanhood when every decision feels like the most important, and every friendship feels life-long. … Full Article

Brooklyn author explores a ‘shattered family’ in new book

When a 12-year-old boy and his older brother side with their father through a bitter divorce and custody war, they are united by the exciting possibility of carving out a new life together. … Full Article

The Adventures of a 10-Year-Old Author: Young Australian debuts first book in Brooklyn

Sam Wylde has been writing for as long as he can remember … but that might not be as far back as one would imagine, considering Sam is only 10 years old. … Full Article

Brooklyn resident explores life in New York in debut novel

Hannah Lilith Assadi’s debut novel “Sonora” is a dark, coming-of-age tale best suited for those coming of age themselves. The book dips in and out of the young adult lives of Ahlam and her best friend Laura. … Full Article

'Conviction' has believable characters, intriguing twists

Julia Dahl's examination of the myriad communities that exist — sometimes not so harmoniously — in Brooklyn fuels her third excellent novel featuring freelance reporter Rebekah Roberts. … Full Article

Next Walt Whitman Writer Series brings acclaimed novelist to St. Francis College

St. Francis College is proud to welcome bright, Brooklyn-based rising star Tanwi Nandini Islam as the next speaker for the Walt Whitman Writers Series on April 20 at 4:30 p.m. in the college's Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture and Education. … Full Article

Portraits of survivors featured in "SHOT" photography book

“This is what surviving gun violence looks like,” Megan Hobson, a survivor pictured in Kathy Shorr’s forthcoming photography book “SHOT” writes. … Full Article

In search of lost art

In Ellen Umansky’s transporting novel, “The Fortunate Ones,” about fate, guilt and the ability of our memories to sustain us, one very special work of art — a Chaim Soutine painting — will connect the lives of two very different women separated by generations but  … Full Article

Book Review: 'Real Lace Revisited' tells engaging tales of rich Irish-Americans

Erin go Bragh.

Just in time for Saint Patrick's Day, a new book has been published about Irish-Americans — the ones who are fun to read about, the rich and powerful. … Full Article

The story of Dr. Seuss' Navy, or how a PR man became a giant of children's literature

Two decades before The Cat ever donned a hat, Theodor Seuss Geisel was an oil industry ad man who was also the architect of a wacky navy, named for himself – a sort of PokemonGo of the late 1930s. … Full Article

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