Brooklyn Bookbeat

The Brooklyn Book Literary Council and the Brooklyn Book Festival hosted a literary mingle on June 16 at Issue Project Room in Downtown Brooklyn, where they shared the first 180 national and  … Full Article

Brooklyn-based author’s novel focuses on new beginnings, growth

Brooklyn-based author Nora Zelevansky’s new novel “Will You Won’t You Want Me?” (St. Martin’s Griffin) offers a satirical take on New York and Los Angeles as it follows a story about new beginnings and the unexpected forms they take. … Full Article

Reporter’s new memoir chronicles her rare friendship with 93-year-old man

Isabel Vincent, an award-winning journalist, met 93-year-old Edward at just the right moment. Her marriage was in tumult, he had just lost his wife of 69 years, and both were unknowingly in need of something they’d forgotten existed: the sheer joy of a spontaneous connection. … Full Article

City Tech professor’s new novel explores world of Turkish Jews

The City Tech Bookstore and Café will host a book reading and signing event with English Professor Jane Mushabac to celebrate the publication of her novel “His Hundred Years, A Tale” (Albion-Andalus Books, 2016), published under her pen name Shalach Manot. … Full Article

New book ‘Jackie Robinson in Quotes’ details ‘The Remarkable Life of Baseball’s Most Significant Player’

Renowned filmmaker Ken Burns has noted recently, while doing the interview circuit to promote his new documentary on Jackie Robinson, "When Jackie broke the color barrier in baseball, Martin Luther King was still a junior in college and Rosa Parks was 10 years away from taking a seat in the front … Full Article

DUMBO author’s new book explores one man’s search for meaning

“The Yoga of Max’s Discontent,” a new book by DUMBO-based author Karan Bajaj (Riverhead, on sale May 3), is a layered novel that takes readers across the world in search of truth and enlightenment. Bajaj, a No. … Full Article

Cameron Diaz brings star power to Bay Ridge bookstore

Actress Cameron Diaz brought her star power to Bay Ridge on Thursday, making a special appearance at the BookMark Shoppe to promote her new work, “The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time,” in which the Hollywood beauty urges women to love … Full Article

Author Helen Simonson’s 'The Summer Before the War'

Helen Simonson’s charming debut novel “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” was an instant New York Times bestseller, drawing the highest critical acclaim. … Full Article

An interview with Helen Simonson, author of ‘The Summer Before the War’

Brooklyn Heights resident and acclaimed author Helen Simonson sat down with the Brooklyn Eagle to discuss her long-awaited second novel, “The Summer Before the War,” which takes place before and during WWI.   … Full Article

Brooklyn author crafts narrative of psychological suspense

Brooklyn author Kimberly McCreight’s “Reconstructing Amelia” was one of those rare debut novels that caught fire with readers and critics alike. … Full Article

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