Brooklyn Bookbeat

Review: Meltzer's 'The House of Secrets' disappoints

Brooklyn native Brad Meltzer, one of the best historical thriller writers in the business, teams up with acclaimed author Tod Goldberg for "The House of Secrets" (Grand Central Publishing), and the result is somewhat mixed. … Full Article

Fort Greene plays key role in new novel

“We Could Be Beautiful,” a new literary thriller by Swan Huntley, will be published on June 28. … Full Article

New book searches for every bird on the Brooklyn waterfront

Birding at the Bridge,” a new book by Heather Wolf, will be published on June 14. … Full Article

Review: Alam explores female friendship in 'Rich and Pretty'

Brooklyn author Rumaan Alam transforms a whimsical beach read into compelling literary prose in his debut novel "Rich and Pretty." Alam allows his two main characters, Sarah and Lauren, to maneuver through decades of friendship, chronicling the paths each woman takes and how their relations … Full Article

Brooklyn writer to speak in Cobble Hill about new memoir ‘Sex Object’

Hailed by The Washington Post as “one of the most visible and successful feminists of her generation,” Guardian U.S. … Full Article

Acclaimed Brooklyn author to speak about new trilogy

Brooklyn author Kimberly McCreight seized the hearts and minds of readers and critics alike in 2013 with her wildly successful debut novel “Reconstructing Amelia.”  An instant New York Times bestseller, it was nominated for multiple awards … Full Article

New book offers insider’s view of Brooklyn

New York City and its five boroughs draw 54 million international and American tourists, including day-trippers, each year. … Full Article

A journey through the history of love, sex and dating with Brooklyn author Moira Weigel

Does anyone date anymore? That is the question that Cobble Hill native Moira Weigel examines in her book “Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating.” … Full Article

Brooklyn-based author’s novel focuses on new beginnings, growth

Brooklyn-based author Nora Zelevansky’s new novel “Will You Won’t You Want Me?” (St. Martin’s Griffin) offers a satirical take on New York and Los Angeles as it follows a story about new beginnings and the unexpected forms they take. … Full Article

Reporter’s new memoir chronicles her rare friendship with 93-year-old man

Isabel Vincent, an award-winning journalist, met 93-year-old Edward at just the right moment. Her marriage was in tumult, he had just lost his wife of 69 years, and both were unknowingly in need of something they’d forgotten existed: the sheer joy of a spontaneous connection. … Full Article


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