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

Re-visiting Marine Park with Mark Chiusano


Memoir

Marine Park is one of those south Brooklyn neighborhoods that often gets overlooked. In his debut collection “Marine Park,” Mark Chiusano immortalized the spirit and the cast of characters that inhabit Brooklyn’s special southeastern marshland. While the collection was released in 2014, the street-smart and buoyant stories in 23-year-old Mark Chiusano’s “Marine Park” possess something […]

February 2, 2018

Prospect Park Cartoonist Releases Paperback of Graphic Novel


Art

“Adrian Tomine can draw, think, write and feel. He sees everything, he knows everything; he’s in your apartment, he’s on the subway, he’s in your dreams. He knows about aging baseball fans and delusional horticulturists, he knows hapless fathers and awkward nerd-girl stand-ups, he knows the single and the married, the mad and the sane, knows when to […]

February 1, 2018