Day: April 22, 2013

Brooklyn Heights resident releases enchanting debut novel

Brooklyn Eagle recently spoke with Julie Sarkissian, a Brooklyn-based writer whose debut novel “Dear Lucy” is narrated in an unusual if sometimes eerie voice. While the story’s protagonist Lucy often cannot “find the words” she needs to express herself, Sarkissian infuses the character with a captivating narrative that has been aptly compared to the voices …

Brooklyn comedian to publish ‘New Rules for Blondes’

Brooklyn Eagle recently featured Selena Coppock, a (blonde) Brooklyn-based writer and comedian who decided to reclaim the blonde identity. Recognizing that the modern blonde has a reputation — whether characterized as dumb, ditzy, or wild — Coppock set out to disprove such illogical associations by writing a book titled “The New Rules for Blondes: Highlights …

More than half of TimeOut NY’s ‘Best New Bookstores’ in Brooklyn

Brooklyn has long boasted a particularly literary crowd. From Walt Whitman and Norman Mailer to Paul Auster, Jennifer Egan and Jonathan Safran Foer, some of America’s most esteemed writers come from the borough. So perhaps it is not surprising that Brooklyn also houses a rich variety of independent bookstores. Last Tuesday, TimeOut New York published …