Tyler Wetherall Shares Memoir About Life On The Run

Memoir

There were many things Tyler Wetherall didn’t know while growing up. She didn’t know her real surname until she was nine years old. She didn’t know her dad was a criminal. And she didn’t know the reason her family had moved 13 times in her short life was because they were fugitives from the FBI. […]

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NYC anti-poverty advocate releases gripping memoir on her battle with cancer

Memoir

Jennifer Jones Austin, New York City native, nonprofit executive and child advocate released her debut book “Consider It Pure Joy” on March 1 with book signings in New York City followed by a book tour stopping in cities across the country. On March 19, Jones Austin signed books and spoke at the Brooklyn Historical Society. New York City […]

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Acclaimed poet brings Cape Verde to Brooklyn in new collection

Poetry

“These words feel like experiences. Some are personal, most are enlightening, but all connect. Connect on a higher level. A spiritual level.” –Kendrick Lamar   Shauna Barbosa is a Boston-raised poet whose debut poetry collection “Cape Verdean Blues” is making waves in the literary world. She is currently embarking on her “Cosmic Journey Tour,” where […]

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Smart, funny ‘A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out’ includes Brooklyn-based chapter

Fiction

“Brooklyn women wore black T-shirts and scuffed shoes and unwashed hair and somehow looked impossibly chic. I, in contrast, felt like a Carrie impersonator from Omaha on the ‘Sex and the City’ bus tour.” — Chapter 6 of “A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out” The workplace drama in Sally Franson’s debut novel “A Lady’s Guide […]

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Tyler Wetherall Shares Memoir About Life On The Run


Memoir

There were many things Tyler Wetherall didn’t know while growing up. She didn’t know her real surname until she was nine years old. She didn’t know her dad was a criminal. And she didn’t know the reason her family had moved 13 times in her short life was because they were fugitives from the FBI. […]

March 27, 2018

Acclaimed poet brings Cape Verde to Brooklyn in new collection


Poetry

“These words feel like experiences. Some are personal, most are enlightening, but all connect. Connect on a higher level. A spiritual level.” –Kendrick Lamar   Shauna Barbosa is a Boston-raised poet whose debut poetry collection “Cape Verdean Blues” is making waves in the literary world. She is currently embarking on her “Cosmic Journey Tour,” where […]

March 26, 2018

Brooklyn Scientist Writes Time Bending New Novel


Fiction

In “The Scribe of Siena,” debut author Melodie Winawer transports readers to medieval Italy, where the past and present collide and a 21st-century woman discovers love — and a plot to destroy Siena. In this transporting love story and gripping historical conspiracy — think “The Girl with a Pearl Earring” meets “Outlander” — accomplished neurosurgeon Beatrice […]

February 28, 2018

Jesse Ball To Discuss New Book In Brooklyn


Fiction

Award-winning author Jesse Ball, named one of the Best of Young American Novelists in 2017 by the literary magazine Granta, joins Ecco’s list with “Census” an evocative novel about family, free will, grief and the ways we see those who are different from us. Courtesy of HarperCollins Ball, whose “A Cure for Suicide” was long-listed for […]

February 28, 2018

Moving Children’s Book Tours Brooklyn


Art, Children's

All photos courtesy of Penguin Random House There are some children’s books that inspire people of all ages with their profundity, and “Sakura’s Cherry Blossoms” is no exception. The book touches on such universal themes as the immigrant experience, feeling out of place in a new setting and the love in intergenerational relationships. Its February […]

February 20, 2018

Beloved Novel “The Idiot”–Now in Paperback


Fiction

When published in hardcover in 2017, Elif Batuman’s debut novel, “The Idiot” dazzled critics and readers alike. Even Greta Gerwig, actress-now- movie director of indie sensation “Lady Bird,” named it one of her favorite books of the year, saying “She [Batuman] accomplishes in this novel what I’m always trying to do in film: make the […]

February 13, 2018