Brooklyn Bookbeat

“She never said ‘America’ or ‘New York.’ she always said ‘Brooklyn’ like it was a country all by itself”

To read a book by Colm Toibin — any book, and he’s written many — is to lose all sense of time and responsibility. Doctor appointments, grocery shopping, doing the dishes, picking up the kids — all can wait. (Well, perhaps not the kids.) Toibin is a wizard; his stories are spellbinding. … Full Article

Rainn Wilson is coming to DUMBO to talk up new book

Long celebrated for his quirky, comedic talent — particularly as everyone’s favorite work nemesis and beet farmer Dwight Schrute on the blockbuster show “The Office” — Wilson is also known for being the founder of the popular website and media company Soulpancake.com … Full Article

Brooklyn author to discuss debut foodie novel in DUMBO

The powerHouse Arena will host Brooklyn author Jessica Tom to discuss her debut novel “Food Whore: A Novel of Dining and Deceit” (on-sale Oct. 27, William Morrow Paperbacks) on Nov. 2. … Full Article

St. Francis prof. authors book on James and Esther Cooper Jackson

What began as an undergraduate oral history project is now a freshly published book on a Virginia couple that sat at the vanguard of the black civil rights movement from the 1930s and for decades later. … Full Article

Park Slope author publishes fifth in mystery series

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susan Elia MacNeal delivers her most captivating Maggie Hope mystery to date, blending thoroughly researched WWII historical facts with one-of-kind storytelling and a remarkable, daring heroine. … Full Article

Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer to visit Park Slope, discuss new book on Salem Witch Trials

In 2010, Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer Stacy Schiff released her universally celebrated No. … Full Article

St. Francis welcomes Queens Poet Laureate Maria Lisella

The St. Francis College Women's Poetry Initiative Series welcomes Queens Poet Laureate Maria Lisella to read her work and answer questions on Monday, Nov. 2, at 4:30 p.m. in the college’s Founders Hall. … Full Article

Brooklyn author publishes ‘Hillary Clinton Haiku’

Sometimes, the best way to say something is also the briefest. “Hillary Clinton Haiku,” written by Clinton Hill-based author Vera G. … Full Article

Satellite Sisters to talk up new book in DUMBO

The powerHouse Arena in DUMBO will host a launch party for “You’re the Best” by the Satellite Sisters Lian Dolan, Liz Dolan and Sheila Dolan and the next generation on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. “You’re the Best” (Prospect Park Books; Oct. … Full Article

Calligraphers are spotlighted in Brooklyn art prof’s new book

Cynthia Maris Dantzic, senior professor of visual arts at Long Island University Brooklyn and a Park Slope resident, has written nine art-related books. … Full Article

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