Brooklyn Bookbeat

New book on LA Dodgers is perfect summer read about perfect summer game

When I was five and still in short pants, my father and uncle brought me to a sacred shrine in Brooklyn at the intersection of Bedford Avenue, Sullivan Place, McKeever Place and Montgomery Street. … Full Article

Too many cooks spoil the broth? Not in Sunset Park

Over the years Sunset Park has been home to waves of immigrants, including Germans, Irish, Norwegians, Latinos, Asians and Eastern Europeans, many of whom brought recipes from their home countries with them when they arrived on U.S. … Full Article

Award-winning Brooklyn writer to launch debut novel in Cobble Hill, Fort Greene

Award-winning Brooklyn writer Helen Phillips will soon release “The Beautiful Bureaucrat” (Henry Holt; on sale Aug. … Full Article

New memoir traces a fall from grace

Christina McDowell was born Christina Prousalis. After her father, Tom Prousalis, was arrested and imprisoned in the wake of the conviction of   … Full Article

Brooklyn author to discuss ‘Heist’ in Cobble Hill

“Heist,” by Brooklyn author Jeff Diamant, was originally published in 2002 and is the basis of the forthcoming major motion picture “Masterminds, starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson and Kristin Wiig. … Full Article

Brooklynite’s debut novel inspired by her family’s Bangladeshi history

Tanwi Nandini Islam, author of “Bright Lines: A Novel” (A Penguin Paperback Original; on sale Aug. 11, 2015), is a new voice in literary fiction, and she writes passionately about the complex political and cultural histories of her Bangladeshi-American characters. … Full Article

Author turns young adult genre on its ear by blending paranormal urban fantasy with Coney Island history

Glenn Herdling, a former editor and writer at Marvel Comics, has announced the publication of “Piper Houdini: Apprentice of Coney Island,” a novel for supernatural thrill-seekers about a 12-year-old orphan who learns that she is the niece of the legendary Harry Hou … Full Article

At Brooklyn Public Library, journalist to discuss new book on NYC’s first African-American cop

Arthur Browne, author of “One Righteous Man: Samuel Battle and the Shattering of the Color Line in New York,” will appear at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Library (Dweck Center at 10 Grand Army Plaza) on Thursday, July 23, at 7 p.m. … Full Article

BAM/Greenlight ‘Unbound’ series to feature Elvis Costello, Sara Bareilles, Gloria Steinem, Elizabeth Gilbert

Unbound: A Book Launch Series with BAM and Greenlight Bookstore” will return to Brooklyn this fall with a series of unique talks surrounding highly anticipated book launches by five contemporary artists and authors — Elizabeth Gilbert, Bryan Doerries, Sara Bareilles, Gloria St … Full Article

Author to discuss ‘The Untold Story Of Women in Iran’ in DUMBO

Historian Dr. Nina Ansary, born in Tehran, is an expert in the women’s movement in Iran. … Full Article


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