Brooklyn Bookbeat

Brooklyn author explores grief, unique perspectives in new novel

In the last year, Ryden lost his girlfriend to cancer, gained a baby, became a high school senior and watched his soccer scholarship slowly slip away. He can barely weather his grief, much less his guilt. … Full Article

Style guide delves into Brooklyn’s fashion scene

Brooklyn’s eclectic, creative style has made the New York City borough a global fashion mecca recognized worldwide as the epitome of present-day “cool.”  “BROOKLYN STREET STYLE: The No-Rules Guide to Fashion” explores what has made the borough a fashion trendsetter and presents style advice … Full Article

Brooklyn book ties childhood with Jackie Robinson

When Jackie Robinson started playing for the Dodgers, it was the first step of the Civil Rights revolution in baseball. While this historic event has been recorded in numerous books, “BREAKING GROUND: How Jackie Robinson Changed Brooklyn,” which debuts Sept. … Full Article

Fodor’s Travel launches first comprehensive guidebook to NYC’s trendiest borough

Fodor’s Travel, the leading name in travel guides for almost 80 years, introduces its newest guidebook destination: “Fodor’s Brooklyn.” The New York City borough’s profile has experienced a meteoric rise in recent years, drawing an increasing … Full Article

Caribbean author to discuss debut poetry collection in Fort Greene

Hailed by Junot Díaz as “one of the Caribbean Diaspora’s finest writers,” Colin Channer is a best-selling novelist, cofounder of the Calabash Literary Festival in Jamaica and a widely published poet. … Full Article

Brooklyn writer featured in latest ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’

Who benefits the most from volunteering? The volunteers themselves. That’s the theme that runs through all the stories in the latest inspiring collection from “Chicken Soup for the Soul” — a book filled with stories about volunteering. … Full Article

Local author of ‘B Is For Brighton Beach’ is all about giving back

“B Is For Brighton Beach” is a recently published children’s book with a story and a back-story. … Full Article

Blue: The LAPD and the Battle to Redeem American Policing

Simon & Schuster’s publication of Joe Domanick’s “Blue: The LAPD and the Battle to Redeem American Policing” could not be more timely, coming at the height of a national conversation about public trust in policing. The ubiquity of video and social media has only intensified this dialogue. … Full Article

Six authors make $50K St. Francis College Literary Prize shortlist

From 130 to six, the shortlist is out for the $50,000 St. Francis College Literary Prize, one of the richest literary awards in the United States. Authors on the 2015 shortlist are:   … Full Article

New York Times reporter Jonathan Weisman to launch debut novel in Brooklyn

A literary novel for the summer that is both redemptive and utterly transporting, “No. 4 Imperial Lane” is an epic family story, reminiscent of Nick Hornby and Alan Hollinghurst, which takes readers from 1980s Brighton to the midst of revolutionary Angola. … Full Article


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