Brooklyn Bookbeat

Brooklynite’s latest novel brings Coney Island to life

Park Slope writer Andrew Lewis Conn burst onto the literary scene in 2003 with his avant-garde novel “P.,” described in the New York Times Book Review as “rambunctious, exhilarating, surreal, funny and moving” while Kirkus anoin … Full Article

DUMBO book launch party features show & tell

New York-based writer Courtney Maum will soon release her debut novel, “I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You” (on-sale June 10; Touchstone), in Brooklyn—with a night of “show & tell” featuring regret-themed stories. … Full Article

‘Jefferson Avenue’ presents 1950s Bed-Stuy: The gangs, lives, loves and humor

In his new memoir, “Jefferson Avenue: Stories from a Brooklyn Boyhood, 1941-1958,” Dr. James O’Kane reveals the boyhood that launched a life in criminology. … Full Article

New memoir explores ‘A Man, A Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage’

No one ever said that marriage is easy, and if they did, they probably weren’t in the process of opening a restaurant with their spouse. … Full Article

Michael Cunningham re-imagines 'The Snow Queen'

Like the Disney megahit "Frozen," Michael Cunningham's new novel is loosely based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Snow Queen." … Full Article

Manbeck’s ‘Disappearance of Patricia Murphey’ is a hardboiled Heights thriller

In the early 1930s, the recently opened Patricia Murphy’s Candlelight Restaurant on Henry Street was a nice, picturesque eatery with white tablecloths and waitresses in gingham dresses that was known for its fluffy popover pastries. … Full Article

Cartoon book explains New York City dos and don'ts

Six years after moving to Manhattan from Ohio, Nathan Pyle has come up with some useful observations about life in New York City, and the tips work as well for tourists as they do for transplants. … Full Article

The Art, and empathy, of Brooklyn author Leslie Jamison

For Leslie Jamison, the written word is a safe and risky place. … Full Article

College counselor writes new book on placing low-income Brooklyn students in elite colleges

Josh Steckel, the lead college counselor at the Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies (BCS), will read from his recently published book “Hold Fast to Dreams” which details the often emotional and heart-wrenching journeys of 10 Brooklyn students that Steckel guided as they gained admissi … Full Article

Writer chronicles year spent living like Martha Stewart

In January 2012, New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster announced to her husband that she was embarking on a unique one-year mission: to live her life according to the dictates of Martha Stewart. … Full Article

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