Brooklyn Bookbeat

From restaurants and bars to landmarks and museums, “Subway Adventure Guide: New York City” explores more than three dozen end-of-the-line destinations spread throughout the five boroughs and … Full Article

New novel explores how artist’s ambition shapes her life

Great art springs from a combination of talent, vision and sacrifice. But at what point is the sacrifice too great? In her new novel “The Life and Death of Sophie Stark,” Brooklyn writer Anna North explores how an artist’s ambition shapes her relationships and her life. … Full Article

New memoir explores complexities of motherhood

Why would a mother ever abandon her children? Is an abandoned child destined to grow up and make the same mistake? These are some of the questions Melissa Cistaro had after her mother abandoned her young family. … Full Article

Three acclaimed authors to read at Greenpoint bookstore event

Authors Nathan Larson, Stacy Wakefield and Megan Abbott will read at a program at WORD Bookstore, 126 Franklin St., Greenpoint, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 14. … Full Article

John Wilkes Booth shot dead at Garrett’s Barn in Port Royal, or was he?

On April 24, to observe the rightful death of the most despicable assassin in U.S. … Full Article

New book highlights enchantment of old New York

The enchantment of New York at the turn of the century and the weird, wonderful world of side shows and human circuses are vividly brought to life in Leslie Parry’s “Church of Marvels” … Full Article

New book ‘Beyond the Ides’ explores March as ‘The Unluckiest Month of All’

What do Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan have in common? … Full Article

Junot Díaz: ‘Read more rebelliously’

Junot Díaz fans spilled out onto Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights Thursday evening, eager to hear the Pulitzer Prize-winning author speak about his work at a St. Francis College event. … Full Article

New novel captures a piece of Brooklyn’s past

Brooklyn during the Great Depression, when movie houses like the Loew’s 46th Street Theater sponsored “Dish Nights," families gathered around radios to hear Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “Fireside Chats” and kids took the trolley to Coney Island, is the time frame in which writer Catherine Gigante- … Full Article

Acclaimed novelist Junot Díaz to speak at St. Francis College

Author Junot Díaz's book “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” was recently named the best novel of the 21st century so far by BBC Culture. … Full Article

‘Punk New York, Past and Future’ book event in Fort Greene to feature three authors

Brooklyn-based publisher Akashic Books is teaming up with Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene to feature three authors—Eliza Factor, Stacy Wakefield and Nathan Larson—at a joint launch event celebrating New York counterculture in the ’80s, ’90s and our forthcoming postapocalyptic city-state … Full Article

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