‘Stay Up With Me’: A moving debut collection

Events, Fiction

Brooklyn Eagle recently featured a moving debut collection of short stories, “Stay Up With Me” (Ecco/Harper Collins), in which award-winning novelist Tom Barbash paints a sophisticated picture of the ways in which humans connect with each other and the world surrounding them. Already receiving widespread praise, Barbash’s stories, mostly set in New York, tackle such delicate themes […]

September 24, 2013

‘My Heart is an Idiot’: Essays on heartache and humor

Events, Non-fiction

Brooklyn Eagle recently reported on author Davy Rothbart, who is, without question, a lovable romantic. In the sixteen autobiographical essays that make up his book “My Heart is an Idiot” (Picador; September, 2013), Rothbart wears his heart on his sleeve. In spite of his distasteful practical jokes and ridiculous schemes, Rothbart wins over his readers with […]

September 23, 2013

‘The Returned’ imagines a new kind of world

Events, Fiction, Q&A

In his debut novel “The Returned” (Harlequin MIRA; September 2013), Jason Mott tells the eerie story of a world in which the departed come back to coexist with the living. Raising questions of whether such a world would erupt in chaos or thrive on happiness, “The Returned” is a chilling novel that already has garnered much attention; advance […]

September 23, 2013

TONIGHT: Book Festival’s Wednesday ‘Bookend’ events feature trivia, publishing tips


Brooklyn Eagle has reported that the Brooklyn Book Festival’s Bookend Events, taking place all week until Sunday’s Festival, resume on Wednesday evening with more innovative literary programs, including a lit-inspired trivia session and a “secrets of publishing” panel. The events, which are free or low-cost to attendees, are held at bookstores, parks, theaters and libraries across Brooklyn. […]

September 18, 2013

‘Pie Poet’ to debut new collection in Brooklyn

Events, Poetry

According to Brooklyn Eagle, award-winning poet Kate Lebo, known locally as Seattle’s “pie lady,” will be debuting  “A Commonplace Book of Pie” (Oct. 8th, 2013) at Gala Gala Hey! Pie Stand at The Drink in Williamsburg on September 15. This is one of a variety of events on Kate’s national book tour this fall, where she will provide edible samples […]

September 11, 2013

‘Love and Happiness’ explores modern Brooklyn marriage


Brooklyn Eagle recently reported on acclaimed film producer and novelist Galt Niederhoffer, who begins her new novel “Love and Happiness” (St. Martin’s Press; Sept. 10, 2013) by depicting an intimate scene between a married Brooklyn couple. The utterly realistic interaction draws the reader in to what becomes a provocative investigation of modern marriage. Love and […]

September 11, 2013

Brooklyn Book Festival ‘Bookend’ event features acclaimed writers on John O’Hara


The upcoming Brooklyn Book Festival, to take place Sunday, Sept. 22, will commence with a week of “Bookend” events. The lit festivities begin Monday, Sept. 16, and that evening DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena and Penguin Classics will present bestselling mystery writer Lawrence Block, The Paris Review editor Lorin Stein, and The New York Times writer-at-large Chip McGrath. They’ll discuss John O’Hara, who’s […]

September 11, 2013