A Last Good-bye


Memoir, Non-fiction

By Sandra Hurtes From “The Ambivalent Memoirist“ Manhattan is now my home. But today I look over my shoulder at the Brooklyn that raised me. I look into an obscure distance and wonder, am I where I belong? My former neighbor Rick is moving after thirty-two years in his Brooklyn Heights apartment. He’s found his […]

January 30, 2014

‘Tarpaper Dreams’ evokes historic Brooklyn


Memoir, Non-fiction

Memoirist Recalls Sister’s Job as Eagle Reporter Though she’s migrated to a small town in the Sierra Foothills, California, author Jean Humburg’s latest book, “Tarpaper Dreams,” is largely focused on the formative years she spent in Brooklyn.  Humburg was raised by two immigrant parents in Bay Ridge during the Depression; her grandmother lived nearby. Humburg’s […]

January 28, 2014

Veteran Adrian Bonenberger launches wartime memoir with NY Times’ James Dao


Events, Memoir, Non-fiction

In “Afghan Post,” the New York Times blogger and veteran Adrian Bonenberger conveys the unforgettable emotional reality of his military experience through the cracked lens of his wartime correspondence. On Jan. 28, Bonenberger will appear in DUMBO at powerHouse Arena to discuss his book with New York Times deputy national editor James Dao. The program is being co-sponsored […]

January 26, 2014

Joyce Carol Oates to speak in Brooklyn on Feb. 6


Events, Fiction

Literary legend Joyce Carol Oates’s latest, “Carthage,” plunges us deep into the psyche of a wounded young Corporal, haunted by unspeakable acts of wartime aggression, while unraveling the story of a disaffected young girl’s disappearance. The author will now appear in Brooklyn to celebrate the launch of her book at DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena on Feb. […]

January 22, 2014

Claire Messud to speak in DUMBO


Events, Fiction

The protagonist in esteemed writer Claire Messud’s latest novel, Nora Eldridge is a 37-year-old elementary school teacher who long ago abandoned her ambition to be an artist— and has become “The Woman Upstairs,” a reliable friend and tidy neighbor always on the edge of others’ achievements.  This masterly novel is the riveting confession of a woman […]

January 17, 2014

Brooklyn author releases finale to action-packed trilogy


Fiction

The Seven Swords have been retrieved. The gate to Avalon has been opened. The Round Table awaits. Now, the final stage of Artie Kingfisher’s quest is about to begin in “The Dragon King,” the explosive finale of Brooklyn author Nils Johnson-Shelton’s thrilling and action-packed tween trilogy, The Otherworld Chronicles. Nils switched gears to middle-grade fantasy […]

January 15, 2014