Brooklyn Bookbeat

NYC author examines coming-of-age as a Chinese American in debut novel

At first glance, the quirky, overworked narrator of Weike Wang’s debut novel seems to be on the cusp of a perfect life: she is studying for a prestigious PhD in chemistry that will make her Chinese parents proud (or at least satisfied), and her successful, supportive boyfriend has just prop … Full Article

Author to discuss debut novel with Belletrist creator at Books Are Magic

What defines a life? In Jana Casale’s debut novel “The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky” (Knopf), the experience of contemporary womanhood is put under the microscope: from pursuing career goals to trying on bathing suits to meeting your future spouse. … Full Article

YA novel touches on feminism, summer romance

From the author of “The Last Boy and Girl in the World” and “The List” comes a bold and sweet summer read about first love, feminism and ice cream. … Full Article

Brooklyn native continues fighting for animal welfare with new book

In his 156-page paperback, Hartford Hough, who lived on Greene Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant and graduated from Brooklyn’s Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in 1983, offers a compilation of personal stories and shared experiences called “The Fur Beneath My Wings: Our Relationship With Ani … Full Article

Memoirist Michelle Tea to appear at Greenlight Bookstore on May 24

Michelle Tea, a queer countercultural icon, opens up about all things artistic, romantic and neurotic in her new book “Against Memoir.” Tea will present her book at Greenlight Bookstore on May 24 with fellow author Melissa Febos. … Full Article

Williamsburg author pens fiction novel based on environmental history

Writer and actress Jessica Blank knows how to craft a compelling narrative and real, gritty characters experiencing a range of emotions. … Full Article

VIDEO: Victim of El Chapo leads rally against Sean Penn in Brooklyn Heights

Protesters disrupted an appearance by actor Sean Penn in Brooklyn Heights on Tuesday night, protesting the sometime journalist for interviewing alleged drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman rather than helping authorities apprehend him. … Full Article

Brooklyn author uses life experience to pen new book about a westward journey in the ’60s

It is the 1960s and Will Langner is a high school thespian who cannot wait to get out of his Texas town and attend college in Austin, where he will never have to see any of his peers again. … Full Article

Sloane Crosley to present new collection of essays at Greenlight Bookstore

Bestselling, beloved author Sloane Crosley will present her brand new collection of essays filled with trademark hilarity, wit and charm at Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene on Monday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. … Full Article

Brooklyn author’s new domestic thriller combines suspense with motherhood

“The Perfect Mother” (HarperCollins, May 1), the riveting debut novel by Brooklyn author Aimee Molloy, is an impossible-to-put down domestic thriller. … Full Article

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