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Hazel's stepmother is a sex doll

Hazel's stepmother is a sex doll. And that's not the worst of it. Hazel's husband, the rich and powerful founder of Gogol Industries, has put a chip in her brain and can track her like a lost cellphone. Modern love can get weird sometimes. … Full Article

Authors Cara Hoffman, Andre Aciman and Elif Batuman talk about love at the Brooklyn Book Festival

Sooo many love stories are about a woman being saved by a man or a woman saving a man. Neither of these story lines appeals to novelist Cara Hoffman.   “I'm more interested in writing against the idea of heteronormativity,” Hoffman said at the Brooklyn Book Festival Sunday. … Full Article

Welcome to Book-lyn

Colson Whitehead. Joyce Carol Oates. Jonathan Safran Foer.   Welcome to Book-lyn, one and all. These authors – and more than 300 others – will wow crowds today at the Brooklyn Book Festival. … Full Article

Brooklyn Book Festival presents Children's Day

Brooklyn Book Festival’s Children’s Day brought kids' literature to young readers on Saturday at MetroTech Commons in Downtown Brooklyn. Authors of works ranging from picture books to graphic novels read from their work and discussed the writing life with young fans, while the lo … Full Article

Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair: Ukrainian anti-Nazi, anti-Soviet propaganda postcards demonstrate how history unfolds on paper

  “Two bears, two bears, thrashed the peas, Two roosters, two roosters took it to the mill, And the sparrow, a fine fellow, played the fiddle.”
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Beloved author, illustrator Maurice Sendak will be celebrated in his native Brooklyn at Antiquarian Book Fair

At the upcoming Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair, Sept. 8-10 at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, the world of Maurice Sendak comes vividly alive. … Full Article

The Antiquarian Book Fair returns to Greenpoint Sept. 8-10, at the Brooklyn Expo Center

There’s even more to experience, more to enjoy and — best of all — more to buy when the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair returns to the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, Sept. 8-10, 2017. … Full Article

Salman Rushdie to present newest novel at Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) will host Salman Rushdie on Sept. 7 to discuss his highly anticipated and timely new novel with writer Colum McCann. “The Golden House” marks Rushdie’s triumphant and exciting return to realism as he recounts the past eight years of American politics. … Full Article

Brooklyn Book Festival announces full lineup

The Brooklyn Book Festival (BKBF) and Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council have released the complete schedule for a full week of literary events, beginning Monday, Sept. 11, and culminating with Children’s Day (Saturday, Sept. 16) and Festival Day (Sunday, Sept. … Full Article

100 Borough Criminals: A review of ‘Brooklyn’s Most Wanted’

Selecting the most colorful of Brooklyn’s “made men” was not difficult, but reaching for a hundred of them can be a challenge. … Full Article


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