Brooklyn Bookbeat

‘Hidden Waters of New York’ explores Brooklyn, from Newtown Creek to Coney Island

The major waterways of New York City, New York Harbor and the Hudson River, are known throughout the world. But the city is home to many lesser-known lakes, streams, bays, ponds and tributaries. … Full Article

From Salem to Gowanus: The odyssey of Hannah Tinti

It is refreshingly unusual to meet a writer whose work you greatly admire and to discover that the writer is warm, engaging, smart as a whip and as open as ... well ... a book. … Full Article

Cobble Hill’s magical independent bookstore opens Monday

It’s time for Brooklynites to turn the page on the recent closings of BookCourt and the Community Bookstore. Following both closures, Brooklyn resident and best-selling novelist Emma Straub vowed to right a wrong, to fill a void and to revive a dying breed. … Full Article

Brooklyn theorist, novelist publishes new book of essays

In Siri Hustvedt’s latest work, “A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women”, published by Simon and Schuster, she has compiled a series of her essays on “art, sex, and the mind.” Armed with passionate curiosity, a sense of humor, and unparalleled insights from many disciplines, Hustvedt has c … Full Article

New novel examines coming of age in Irishtown, Brooklyn

In 1916, Ireland — fighting for its independence — erupts with the Easter Rising. The fate of Liam Garrity’s father, an Irish rebel, is unknown, which leaves his mother and two sisters vulnerable on the family farm as British troops swarm, seeking reprisals. … Full Article

Everybody Lies: Brooklynite’s new book confirms old suspicion

In a world where endless information is available at the touch of a screen, much of what we think we know about people is dead wrong.  The reason is simple — we all lie, not only to each other but to doctors, surveys and most importantly, ourselves. … Full Article

Author examines Lefty O’Doul’s baseball career in new book

From San Francisco to the Ginza in Tokyo, “Lefty O’Doul: Baseball’s Forgotten Ambassador” (University of Nebraska Press) recounts the untold story of one of baseball’s greatest hitters, most colorful characters and the unofficial father of professional baseball in Japan. … Full Article

A new collection of works examines writing biz

Seven of the authors featured in “Scratch: Writers, Money and the Art of Making a Living” have called Brooklyn home at one time or another. … Full Article

All Is Not Lost: Brooklyn author uncovers technologies to dig out from environmental ruin

As the former environment and energy editor for Scientific American, PBS host and science curator for TED, David Biello is a practiced translator of complicated climate issues into informative, entertaining reportage. … Full Article

Alec Baldwin speaks on life’s ups & downs at BAM

This past weekend, Alec Baldwin had an especially busy schedule in New York City.  … Full Article


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