Brooklyn Bookbeat

Review: Brooklyn rabbi pens book for 21st-century Orthodox Jewish women

There is a compendium of grievances Jewish women have expressed about traditional Judaism for generations, and Rabbi Aaron L. … Full Article

Brooklyn Book Festival debuts official 2017 festival art poster

The Brooklyn Book Festival (BKBF), New York City’s largest free literary festival, has unveiled this year’s poster created by award-winning illustrator Adrian Tomine and award-winning designer Rodrigo Corral. … Full Article

Park Slope author writes hard-boiled Manhattan-Brooklyn crime thriller

Colin Harrison starts his terrific new thriller “You Belong to Me” with a lapel-grabber: “Her story, his trouble, begins in desire.” Spare, economical and hard-boiled — that’s about as perfectly crafted an opening sentence can be as found in current fiction. Hard not to be hooked. … Full Article

Author Erica Wagner gives book talk in Brooklyn Bridge Park

On July 10, at “Books Beneath the Bridge” in Brooklyn Bridge Park, the American author Erica Wagner gave a talk and held a Q&A and signing for her new book “Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, the Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge.” It was a hot, sultry evening, but the proximity to th … Full Article

Homecoming: Jill Eisenstadt ends long hiatus as novelist

Before she could finally complete that third novel, Jill Eisenstadt had to break a self-imposed rule: no more books set in her native Queens. … Full Article

Brooklyn native creates new book series based on ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Gabriel Gale, who was born and raised in Bay Ridge, has immersed himself in the legend and legacy of L. Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz” series of books. … Full Article

Who knew? Meryl Streep's mother was born in Brooklyn

When HarperCollins sent me a review copy of Michael Schulman’s “Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep” my initial reaction was “Is there really anything new to learn about Meryl Streep?” Even the cover photograph of a young, pensive Streep, chin resting on her hand, annoyed me. … Full Article

Marine Park author, 58, pens first novel

When Marine Park-native Debbie Burke first pitched her upcoming novel “Glissando: A Story of Love, Lust and Jazz” to a spreadsheet’s worth of publishers and literary agents, she was stunned to receive a positive response from one of them the very next day.  … Full Article

Ashley Graham, Brooklyn-based supermodel and activist, to host book signing in Bay Ridge

On Wednesday, May 17, supermodel body activist, and now author Ashley Graham will host a book signing at The Bookmark Shoppe in Bay Ridge. … Full Article


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