Tyler Wetherall Shares Memoir About Life On The Run

Memoir

There were many things Tyler Wetherall didn’t know while growing up. She didn’t know her real surname until she was nine years old. She didn’t know her dad was a criminal. And she didn’t know the reason her family had moved 13 times in her short life was because they were fugitives from the FBI. […]

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NYC anti-poverty advocate releases gripping memoir on her battle with cancer

Memoir

Jennifer Jones Austin, New York City native, nonprofit executive and child advocate released her debut book “Consider It Pure Joy” on March 1 with book signings in New York City followed by a book tour stopping in cities across the country. On March 19, Jones Austin signed books and spoke at the Brooklyn Historical Society. New York City […]

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Acclaimed poet brings Cape Verde to Brooklyn in new collection

Poetry

“These words feel like experiences. Some are personal, most are enlightening, but all connect. Connect on a higher level. A spiritual level.” –Kendrick Lamar   Shauna Barbosa is a Boston-raised poet whose debut poetry collection “Cape Verdean Blues” is making waves in the literary world. She is currently embarking on her “Cosmic Journey Tour,” where […]

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Smart, funny ‘A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out’ includes Brooklyn-based chapter

Fiction

“Brooklyn women wore black T-shirts and scuffed shoes and unwashed hair and somehow looked impossibly chic. I, in contrast, felt like a Carrie impersonator from Omaha on the ‘Sex and the City’ bus tour.” — Chapter 6 of “A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out” The workplace drama in Sally Franson’s debut novel “A Lady’s Guide […]

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Holiday mixer spreads the gift of literacy with book drive


Events

With the holiday season in full swing and a new year upon us, New York’s Young & Powerful Group will introduce their newest initiative, the Pipeline Mentoring Project, at a Holiday Mixer and Book Drive. Held on Tuesday, Dec.17 at Buskers NYC (92 W. Houston St.) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., this holiday mixer will provide young […]

December 12, 2013

St. Francis professor co-authors new project management book


Non-fiction

St. Francis College Management Professor Barbara Edington says that situations of uncertainty are not always a bad thing. She recently co-authored the book “The Silver Lining of Project Uncertainties” (Project Management Institute), which helps guide project managers in finding opportunities hidden within uncertainty. “We know that this research is breaking new ground and shaking up the common belief […]

December 6, 2013

Alice Waters, renowned chef, comes to Brooklyn


Events, Non-fiction

  Alice Waters, chef, author and the proprietor of Chez Panisse, is an American pioneer of a culinary philosophy that maintains that cooking should be based on the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients that are produced sustainably and locally. Waters founded the Chez Panisse Foundation in 1996 and created the Edible Schoolyard program at the Martin Luther King […]

November 14, 2013

Paul Auster to launch new memoir in DUMBO


Events, Memoir, Non-fiction

Having recalled his life through the story of his physical self in “Winter Journal,” internationally acclaimed novelist Paul Auster now remembers the experience of his development from within through the encounters of his interior self with the outer world in “Report from the Interior.” Auster will appear in Brooklyn to read from his book and to present […]

November 14, 2013

Women’s Poetry Initiative at St. Francis College to host acclaimed poet


Events, Poetry

  According to Brooklyn Eagle, on Oct. 30, the Women’s Poetry Initiative at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights will host the inaugural event in its Fall Reading Series with the poet Grace Schulman reading from her new collection, “Without a Claim” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Schulman’s seventh collection of poems, “Without a Claim” navigates the boundaries between times […]

October 29, 2013

New NY-centric novel to launch in Brooklyn


Events, Fiction

Odd-job queen Starshine Hart is about to go on somebody else’s perfect date. At 29, the usually carefree Starshine has realized that it is easier to start sleeping with a man than to stop. Her lovers include one of the last underground members of the Weathermen, and the dilettante heir to a lawn chair magnate. […]

October 15, 2013

‘Wordbirds’: A new book for word nerds


Events

Brooklyn BookBeat: Author to speak in DUMBO If you’re a word nerd, and you care more about your Words With Friends stats than the score of the Super Bowl, chances are you’ll be excited about Liesl Schillinger’s new book, “Wordbirds” (Simon & Schuster; Oct. 15), recently featured on Brooklyn Eagle. Schillinger, an esteemed cultural critic, with […]

October 15, 2013

‘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


Events

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