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Brooklyn Bookbeat

In the digital age, when human tendencies and our lifestyles are constantly evolving, it can be difficult to discern who we are and how we engage with others and the world around us. … Full Article

‘Jefferson Avenue’ presents 1950s Bed-Stuy: The gangs, lives, loves and humor

In his new memoir, “Jefferson Avenue: Stories from a Brooklyn Boyhood, 1941-1958,” Dr. James O’Kane reveals the boyhood that launched a life in criminology. … Full Article

New memoir explores ‘A Man, A Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage’

No one ever said that marriage is easy, and if they did, they probably weren’t in the process of opening a restaurant with their spouse. … Full Article

Michael Cunningham re-imagines 'The Snow Queen'

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

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

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

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

“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

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