Bestselling author of “Angelology” releases sequel

Events, Fiction

According to Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Acclaimed author Danielle Trussoni will be releasing her latest novel this month. “Angelopolis” (Viking; on-sale 3/26/13; 9780670025541; 27.95), the highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel “Angelology,” touches down in full force. This fast-paced and terrifically clever story is an exquisite return to the inspired and seductive world of dark angels and […]

March 22, 2013

‘The Bronfman Haggadah’ presents unique look at the Passover Seder

Events, History

Last month Brooklyn BookBeat featured Brooklyn By The Book – a monthly literary series curated by Park Slope’s Community Bookstore and Congregation Beth Elohim. The two historic Park Slope institutions joined forces last fall when the organizations discovered their mutual desire to create a program devoted to serving their particular community. Just in time for Passover, […]

March 20, 2013

Local author draws on experience as Brooklyn mother

Events, Fiction

  Brooklyn Eagle recently reported that Brooklyn-based writer Amy Shearn will soon be releasing her latest novel – a charming story titled “The Mermaid of Brooklyn” (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, April 2).  Jenny Lipkin, Shearn’s protagonist, is striving to pick up the pieces after her husband mysteriously leaves—and she finds strength from the unlikeliest of allies: a mermaid. […]

March 20, 2013

Wednesday books in Brooklyn: A meditation on war and ‘Starstruck’

Events, Fiction

  According to Brooklyn Eagle, acclaimed Brooklyn author Jennifer Cody Epstein will appear at BookCourt on Wednesday, March 13, to read from her latest novel “The Gods of Heavenly Punishment.” Epstein, who has studied and worked as a journalist in Japan, tells the fascinating story of several American and Japanese families who, despite their differences, are inextricably connected by […]

March 13, 2013

Teacher with global career credits Brooklyn roots

History, Memoir, Non-fiction

  Brooklyn Eagle recently featured Albert Mazza’s “A Teacher Grows in Brooklyn.” Like Betty Smith’s “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” Mazza’s book is a coming-of-age story that traces a young individual’s roots and life-changing encounters in Brooklyn and beyond. In his opening chapter he recalls riding the ferry from Sheepshead Bay to Breezy Point on summer […]

March 1, 2013