Brooklyn Bookbeat

Brooklyn resident shakes up true crime genre in new book

“Love and Death in the Sunshine State” has been called “a smart, engrossing true-life noir that weaves meditations on love and the literary life, all set amid the palm trees and seedy motels of Florida’s steaming coastline” by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich. … Full Article

"Secret Brooklyn" creators to give talk, slideshow at historic Montauk Club

It took two young world-travelers, who now love their home borough, to create a picture book called "Secret Brooklyn" that compiles the fascinating, compelling and little-known insights into things that make Brooklyn unique.   … Full Article

Emmy Award-winning Brooklyn resident shares insights on writing in new book

Writer Ron Hutchinson recently left California for the East Coast. He currently lives and writes in Brooklyn and says, “Over the past two years I have been participating in a study to determine how fast you can drain a bank balance by renovating a brownstone in Brooklyn! … Full Article

Instagram sensation Mari Andrew to discuss debut book in Brooklyn

Mari Andrew started doodling when she worked at a bakery — and she took some license with the display case labels. When customers noticed and began telling her the drawings brightened their days, Andrew realized she could use her hobby to connect with people. … Full Article

Kopecky shares wisdom learned from near-death experiences in new book

Robert Kopecky is a Brooklyn-based illustrator and animation-designer-turned spiritual author. What inspired the change? Kopecky had three near-death experiences. … Full Article

Author to speak about new book of short stories in Brooklyn

From an author The New York Times calls “heart-rending and comically absurd” comes a collection of stories bursting with absurdist plot twists and laced with trenchant wit. … Full Article

Brooklyn Author Sally Kohn pens book about finding common ground among political foes

CNN’s Sally Kohn is a Brooklyn resident known for her ability to make friends across the political aisle. … Full Article

Author spotlights world of nature in Brooklyn for young readers

City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) invites families and readers of all ages to visit Aaron Davis Hall for a book party celebrating the launch of author and illustrator Nina Crews’ new book “Seeing into Tomorrow: Haiku by Richard Wright” on Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m.   … Full Article

President of Planned Parenthood to launch book at the Brooklyn Public Library

President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, daughter of the late Gov. Ann Richards and featured speaker at the Women’s March on Washington Cecile Richards has spent a lifetime fighting for social justice and women’s rights. … Full Article

Directors of Center for Court Innovation release road map for reducing mass incarceration

Released on March 6 from The New Press, “Start Here” has been called a “clearly written, optimistic road map for moving beyond mass incarceration.” Authors Greg Berman, director of the Center for Court Innovation, and Julian Adler, director of policy and research at the Center for Court Innovatio … Full Article

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