Brooklyn Bookbeat

World-famous culinary star and restauranteur Mario Batali stopped by The BookMark Shoppe in Bay Ridge on Saturday to meet his fans and sign copies of his new book. … Full Article

New book ‘Jackie Robinson in Quotes’ details ‘The Remarkable Life of Baseball’s Most Significant Player’

Renowned filmmaker Ken Burns has noted recently, while doing the interview circuit to promote his new documentary on Jackie Robinson, "When Jackie broke the color barrier in baseball, Martin Luther King was still a junior in college and Rosa Parks was 10 years away from taking a seat in the front … Full Article

DUMBO author’s new book explores one man’s search for meaning

“The Yoga of Max’s Discontent,” a new book by DUMBO-based author Karan Bajaj (Riverhead, on sale May 3), is a layered novel that takes readers across the world in search of truth and enlightenment. Bajaj, a No. … Full Article

Cameron Diaz brings star power to Bay Ridge bookstore

Actress Cameron Diaz brought her star power to Bay Ridge on Thursday, making a special appearance at the BookMark Shoppe to promote her new work, “The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time,” in which the Hollywood beauty urges women to love … Full Article

Author Helen Simonson’s 'The Summer Before the War'

Helen Simonson’s charming debut novel “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” was an instant New York Times bestseller, drawing the highest critical acclaim. … Full Article

An interview with Helen Simonson, author of ‘The Summer Before the War’

Brooklyn Heights resident and acclaimed author Helen Simonson sat down with the Brooklyn Eagle to discuss her long-awaited second novel, “The Summer Before the War,” which takes place before and during WWI.   … Full Article

Brooklyn author crafts narrative of psychological suspense

Brooklyn author Kimberly McCreight’s “Reconstructing Amelia” was one of those rare debut novels that caught fire with readers and critics alike. … Full Article

Helen Simonson to read from ‘The Summer Before the War’ at BookCourt

Helen Simonson, Brooklyn Heights resident and author of the New York Times bestselling debut novel “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand,” will be reading from her eagerly awaited second novel “The Summer Before the War” at 7 p.m. … Full Article

Hip Williamsburg party hails 'Street Fight For People Space'

When former Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan celebrated the release of her new book “Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution” this past Thursday, it made sense that she chose Brooklyn Bowl as the location for the launch party. … Full Article

Review: 'Two-Family House' is tale of secrets kept

It's hard to believe "The Two-Family House" (St. Martin’s Press) is Lynda Cohen Loigman's debut novel. A richly textured, complex, yet entirely believable story, it draws us inexorably into the lives of two brothers and their families in 1950s Brooklyn. … Full Article


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