Brooklyn Bookbeat

Michael Cunningham re-imagines 'The Snow Queen'

Brooklyn Boro
Like the Disney megahit "Frozen," Michael Cunningham's new novel is loosely based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Snow Queen." … Full Article

Manbeck’s ‘Disappearance of Patricia Murphey’ is a hardboiled Heights thriller

Brooklyn Heights
In the early 1930s, the recently opened Patricia Murphy’s Candlelight Restaurant on Henry Street was a nice, picturesque eatery with white tablecloths and waitresses in gingham dresses that was known for its fluffy popover pastries. … Full Article

Cartoon book explains New York City dos and don'ts

Six years after moving to Manhattan from Ohio, Nathan Pyle has come up with some useful observations about life in New York City, and the tips work as well for tourists as they do for transplants. … Full Article

The Art, and empathy, of Brooklyn author Leslie Jamison

For Leslie Jamison, the written word is a safe and risky place. … Full Article

College counselor writes new book on placing low-income Brooklyn students in elite colleges

Prospect Heights
Josh Steckel, the lead college counselor at the Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies (BCS), will read from his recently published book “Hold Fast to Dreams” which details the often emotional and heart-wrenching journeys of 10 Brooklyn students that Steckel guided as they gained admissi … Full Article

Writer chronicles year spent living like Martha Stewart

Bay Ridge
In January 2012, New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster announced to her husband that she was embarking on a unique one-year mission: to live her life according to the dictates of Martha Stewart. … Full Article

‘A Bintel Brief’ brings to life popular advice column from early 20th century

Cobble Hill
“A Bintel Brief” (Yiddish for “A Bundle of Letters”) was the name of the enormously popular advice column The Forward newspaper began running in 1906. … Full Article

Brooklyn writer reveals ‘Intimate Journey Through the Science of Sound and Language’

Park Slope
Brooklyn-based science journalist Lydia Denworth has devoted her life to the art of words and language. … Full Article

Chang-rae Lee discusses latest book at BAM

Hundreds of Brooklynites packed the majestic BAMCafe at the Peter Jay Sharp Building on Wednesday night for the latest installment of Eat, Drink & Be Literary, where the award-winning Korean American author Chang-rae Lee gave a reading and shared his thoughts on his latest novel, “On Su … Full Article


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