Brooklyn Scientist Writes Time Bending New Novel


Fiction

In “The Scribe of Siena,” debut author Melodie Winawer transports readers to medieval Italy, where the past and present collide and a 21st-century woman discovers love — and a plot to destroy Siena. In this transporting love story and gripping historical conspiracy — think “The Girl with a Pearl Earring” meets “Outlander” — accomplished neurosurgeon Beatrice […]

February 28, 2018

Jesse Ball To Discuss New Book In Brooklyn


Fiction

Award-winning author Jesse Ball, named one of the Best of Young American Novelists in 2017 by the literary magazine Granta, joins Ecco’s list with “Census” an evocative novel about family, free will, grief and the ways we see those who are different from us. Courtesy of HarperCollins Ball, whose “A Cure for Suicide” was long-listed for […]

February 28, 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

The Invention of Ana


Fiction

Thirty-year-old author Mikkel Rosengaard grew up in Denmark, but has lived in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Greenpoint and Bedstuy since 2010. “Can’t be much different, these two places,” he says. His debut novel, “The Invention of Ana”, is set primarily in Brooklyn, where the narrator’s life entangles with his subject, Ana. The novel will be […]

January 24, 2018

Novel Centers On The Impact Of Gentrification In Brooklyn


Fiction

No matter how you feel about gentrification, there is no denying that it has touched nearly every corner of Brooklyn and is changing the look of some of the most historic neighborhoods. Fort Greene native, Naima Coster has a deeply personal understanding of the impact of gentrification on long-time residents. The author, who currently teaches […]

December 20, 2017

Jill Eisenstadt’s New Novel Revisits the Rockaways


Fiction, Humor

The Rockaways are part of an important network of diverse habitats, and serve the ever-important role of adding a protective buffer for Brooklyn’s coastal areas.   They also happen to be the setting for Brooklyn resident Jill Eisenstadt’s newest book, Swell. The book includes some of the characters of her debut novel, From Rockaway, which […]

December 11, 2017

New Novel Touches On The Lasting Friendships Made At Summer Camp


Fiction

Growing up in Nyack, New York, Mandy Berman spent her summers as a camper, and eventually a counselor, at a camp in the Berkshires. Berman calls Brooklyn home now, but the memories and the friendships she made during those summers served as inspiration for her new novel, Perennials, which she wrote while getting an MFA in fiction from Columbia […]

November 1, 2017

YA Novel Takes A Deeply Personal Look At Mental Illness


Featured, Fiction, YA

It’s hard enough to save someone who doesn’t want to be saved, but it’s another thing entirely when you’re only seventeen… and ‘someone’ is none other than your mom. The debut YA novel from Natalka Burian, Welcome to the Slipstream is a quirky and deeply moving story centered on Van Lowell – a seventeen-year-old Eloise type […]

October 17, 2017

Steamy Love Story Proves That Looks Can Be Deceiving


Fiction, Romance

In Lady Be Bad, Brooklyn author, Megan Frampton returns with the consuming first installment in the new Duke’s Daughters series. Eleanor and her four younger sisters have a sad reputation as the “Duke’s dull daughters.” But appearances can be deceptive. The Marymount household is anything but dull when middle sister Della runs off with her dance instructor, […]

October 6, 2017

Latest In Mystery Series Is A World War II Thriller


Fiction, Historical Fiction

The Queens Accomplice (Bantam Trade Paperback), the sixth title in Susan Elia MacNeal’s Maggie Hope mystery series, picks up where Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante left off. Set in England in 1942, the country is engaged in World War II. And while nightly blackouts take place in the London streets, a serial killer is using the darkness to target and kill […]

November 10, 2016