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Hundreds of Brooklynites packed the majestic BAMCafe at the Peter Jay Sharp Building on Wednesday night for the latest installment of Eat, Drink & Be Literary, where the award-winning Kor … Full Article

Brooklynite’s inventive novel imagines ‘A Highly Unlikely Scenario’

Brooklyn Boro
Brooklyn-based writer Rachel Cantor has created a whole new world in her debut novel — a humorous and playful science fiction story called “A Highly Unlikely Scenario: Or, a Neetsa Pizza Employee’s Guide to Saving the World.” Published in January by Melville House, Cantor’s novel imagines a … Full Article

‘Ask A Clean Person’ author to launch hilarious cleaning guidebook in DUMBO

DUMBO
Whether you’re an obsessive cleaner, a germaphobe, or somewhat of a slacker in the cleanliness department, you’ve most likely encountered some confusion when attempting to clean the long-accumulating or sudden messes that inevitably creep into the corners (or right out in the open) in your  … Full Article

Rosie Perez to present memoir in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Boro
Oscar-nominated actress and Brooklyn resident Rosie Perez is known for her effervescent personality and memorable roles in “Do The Right Thing,” “White Men Can’t Jump,” “Pineapple Express” and “The Counselor.” But most of her fans would be surprised to learn she had a childhood straight out … Full Article

Brooklynite’s book depicts sibling rivalry

Brooklyn Boro
In her latest novel, “The Pretty One,” first released last February and recently published in paperback (Little, Br … Full Article

New novel re-stages classic ‘Rebecca’

Cobble Hill
Famed author Meg Wolitzer described Rachel Pastan’s debut novel “This Side of Married” as “a wedding bouquet of great wit and affection” and Booklist praised it as “smart … Full Article

Brooklyn author to launch paperback in Greenpoint

Greenpoint
Though he grew up in New York and now lives in Brooklyn, Bill Cheng’s debut novel, “Southern Cross the Dog,” reveals a chillingly evocative portrayal of the South in the 1920s and 30s. … Full Article

Influential Hillary Clinton biography to launch in DUMBO

DUMBO
Two White House correspondents trace Hillary Clinton's political comeback, from the ashes of her primary defeat to the most important diplomatic position in the world. … Full Article

Forthcoming book to trace history of Brooklyn Bridge Park

DUMBO
Since the first plans for a park along the Brooklyn waterfront were developed in 1988, Brooklyn Bridge Park has continually evolved to become a remarkable, award-winning public space featuring expansive lawns, waterfront promenades, innovative playgrounds, a greenway, spo … Full Article

Novelist reveals how teaching in Brooklyn has shaped his work

Williamsburg
Following his acclaimed debut “Sacrifice Fly,” New York City public school teacher Tim O’Mara’s new novel “Crooked Numbers” (Minotaur Books) returns to the Williamsburg neighborhood to tell the story of Raymond Donne, a middle school teacher who has taken a break from his job to solve a mys … Full Article

‘My Life in Middlemarch’: Can life imitate fiction?

Fort Greene
“I loved 'Middlemarch', and I loved being the kind of person who loved it,” writes Brooklynite Rebecca Mead in her new book, “My Life in Middlemarch,” published last week by Crown. In this insightful work — part memoir, part biography, part literary criticism — Mea … Full Article

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