Brooklyn Bookbeat

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

Brooklynite publishes debut novel inspired by journey in Armenia

Greenpoint resident Samuel Armen, 27, a recent Master’s Graduate from CUNY: Hunter’s Adolescent Education program, has released his debut novel “Within a Diminishing Caricature.”  Armen be … Full Article

St. Francis alumna to speak about her memoir and advertising career

 St. Francis College will welcome alumna and author Lisa Racioppo, ’92, to talk to current students about her career in advertising, her switch to nursing and her memoir that tells the tale, “From Brooklyn and Back Again” (PanAm), on Wednesday, March 16 at 3:30 p.m. … Full Article

New memoir brings to life iconic Red Hook bar Sunny’s

“There is a corner turned, a direction taken. There is a door opened in everyone’s history that they can identify as the moment in their life, for better or worse, took a different course. Eve bit an apple, Dante met Beatrice. Jack met Neal. … Full Article

Brooklyn author’s debut novel is a ‘masterful meditation on race, history’

Brooklyn author Kaitlyn Greenidge’s “We Love You, Charlie Freeman” (March 8, Algonquin Books) is a gripping debut novel about a black family who moves to a nearly all-white town in western Massachusetts to take part in an experiment to teach sign language to a chimpanzee, Charlie, who will  … Full Article

Brooklyn author releases poetry collection

Kate Farrell, a Brooklyn-based writer, has recently released a poetry collection titled “Visiting Night at the Academy of Longing.” The book treats readers to a metaphysical trek through "the cosmos behind the forehead."  … Full Article

Review: Brooklyn-born author’s 'Where it Hurts' is superb detective novel

Gus Murphy was looking forward to retirement after a distinguished career as a Long Island police officer, but when his son dropped dead of an undiagnosed heart defect during a pickup basketball game, Gus' life all but ended, too. … Full Article


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