Brooklyn Bookbeat

From the moment she entered the world, Francie needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity and strength of spirit. … Full Article

‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn’ celebrated with 75th anniversary edition

From the moment she entered the world, Francie needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity and strength of spirit. … Full Article

‘In the Shadow of Genius’ explores the minds behind the Brooklyn Bridge

“The word ‘genius’ is used so indiscriminately in our culture that its meaning, even when applied to such masterworks as the Brooklyn Bridge, has become completely diminished,” says photographer Barbara Mensch. … Full Article

Eagle Q&A: New short story collection explores father-son bonds

A Brooklyn resident tackles the big questions about the unique relationships between fathers and sons in a collection of short stories. … Full Article

NYC native pens immigrant survival story against backdrop of war and corruption

Mysticism, adventure, struggle and a family going beyond their limits to survive — these are the subjects readers can expect while reading Neil Perry Gordon’s debut historical fiction release, “A Cobbler’s Tale.” … Full Article

Brooklyn author explains what it means to worry, about everything

Brooklyn resident Jen Epstein was born a worrier.  … Full Article

‘The Hazards of Fortune’ explores race, American justice system

Philanthropist and property developer Jay Gladstone would rather not think about issues of race or privilege. He is busy enough managing a rocky second marriage and an increasingly strained relationship with his liberal daughter. … Full Article

NYC author details the damaging effects of evangelical purity culture

In the 1990s, a “purity industry” emerged out of the white evangelical Christian culture.  … Full Article

NYC-based comedian tackles immigration, misogyny in new book

Maeve Higgins was a bestselling memoirist and comedian in her native Ireland when, at the age of 31, she left home in search of something more. … Full Article

Young girl attempts to escape dark past in new thriller

Master storyteller Nova Ren Suma revealed a new depth to her literary prowess last month with her No. … Full Article

Winfrey, Witherspoon among guests on Michelle Obama memoir tour

Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon will be among the special guests when Michelle Obama goes on tour for her memoir "Becoming." … Full Article

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