Brooklyn Bookbeat

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steve Coll discusses latest book at Brooklyn Historical Society

Last Thursday, after being introduced by the president of the Brooklyn History Society, author Steve Coll took the stage to discuss his latest book “Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2016.” … Full Article

Brooklyn author explores procrastination in new book

Andrew Santella is a writer living in Ditmas Park and a self-proclaimed procrastinator. … Full Article

“The Gargoyle Hunters” to be released in paperback

Iconic stone gargoyles can be found sprinkled all over New York City’s architecture. In his novel “The Gargoyle Hunters,” Prospect Heights resident John Freeman Gill breathes new life into these awe-inspiring sculptures. … Full Article

Bestselling author to discuss second novel in Brooklyn

From Kim van Alkemade, author of the New York Times bestseller, “Orphan #8,” comes a new and exceptional work of near-history fiction — “Bachelor Girl,” a gripping story about the destructive power of secrets and the redemptive power of love — set in New York City  … Full Article

Williamsburg resident Emma Gray releases feminist handbook

“The 2016 presidential election felt, in some ways, like a referendum on the value of women (and people of color and immigrants and refugees and Muslims … the list goes on), one that we had lost. On the evening of Nov. … Full Article

Latest installment in popular children’s book series to be released

Abby Hanlon’s popular “Dory Fantasmagory” chapter book series has readers clamoring for the next installment, but thankfully, they will not have to wait long. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today February 26: Authentic Belarusian Cuisine Comes to Sheepshead Bay

Weather, Brooklyn (NWS): Day 56°, Night 40°, Mostly Sunny … Full Article

Brooklyn resident tells the untold story of Division I sports in new memoir

Unlike the stories of the most visible Division I college athletes, Bushwick resident Amanda Ottaway’s story has more in common with those of the 80 percent of college athletes who are never seen on TV. … Full Article

Unitarian Church pastor shares fresh perspective on Ten Commandments in new book

The Ten Commandments are a pervasive yet divisive part of American culture. Religious conservatives champion them, even if they don’t always adhere to them in practice. … Full Article

Brooklyn author writes time-bending debut novel

In “The Scribe of Siena,” debut author Melodie Winawer transports readers to medieval Italy, where the past and present collide and a 21st-century woman discovers love — and a plot to destroy Siena.   … Full Article

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