Brooklyn Bookbeat

Legal thriller is latest from former trial lawyer

Former trial lawyer Alan Hruska has written his third novel, “Pardon the Ravens” (Prospect Park Press), a legal thriller about a young lawyer who is given the chance to try a huge fraud case but who may ruin everything after he falls in love with the wife of a Mafia don. … Full Article

Knish author bakes up entertaining talk at Heights Library

In discussions of traditional Eastern European Jewish food, the knish is often an afterthought. To begin with, it’s rarely a meal, usually a snack. Secondly, in most old-time Jewish delis, it was always one of the lowest-priced items on the menu, along with hot dogs. … Full Article

Author of ‘Jewish Soul Food’ book to speak in Brooklyn Heights

Laura Silver, author of “Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food” (Brandeis Univ. Press, 2014), will speak at the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library on Jan. 13. … Full Article

Author to launch ‘brightly colored’ novel in Cobble Hill

Author Menna van Praag will be appearing at BookCourt in Cobble Hill on Jan. 13 to launch her latest book, “The Dress Shop of Dreams” (Ballantine Trade Paperback Original), a fairytale-like story about second chances.     … Full Article

Bay Ridge writer’s book has advice on how to land that first job

Like any ambitious entrepreneur, Jason Navallo saw a void in the marketplace and went about trying to fill it. … Full Article

Brooklyn Brewery hosts Holiday Book Market

The Brooklyn Brewery is an excellent place to get a good craft beer, and on Monday night, it was also an excellent place to get a good book about craft beer. … Full Article

'Killer Heels' looks at the history of high heels

Shakespeare mentions high heels in "Hamlet," former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg praised them and fashion designers from Dior to Manolo Blahnik have bewitched women and men with their versions. … Full Article

Beer, spirit writers to speak at Brooklyn Brewery

Ten beer and spirit writers are coming together for the Holiday Book Market at the Brooklyn Brewery on Dec. 15. The authors — several of them from Brooklyn — will discuss their work and sign books. … Full Article

Writer resurrects Agatha Christie’s famous detective

Bestselling author Sophie Hannah’s new book revives an old character made famous by the grand dame of mystery writers, Agatha Christie. … Full Article

New book explores ‘History of New York in 101 Objects’

What objects do you associate with New York City? In a metropolis so full of distinctive objects and so densely populated — with people each bearing their own opinions — picking 101 of the most significant ones would be nearly impossible. … Full Article

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