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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Harbinger: Betty Smith And Election '16

S. F. Siddiqui | Posted 11.07.2016 | Books
S. F. Siddiqui

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn features both the 1912 and 1916 presidential elections. We see not only the polling places, but also the important social interactions that help form an individual's political identity.

Music and Memory in the Real-Life Narnia: Alan Doyle Works Wizardry on Where I Belong

Jaime Lubin | Posted 01.03.2015 | Books
Jaime Lubin

Alan Doyle is a self-professed lucky bastard, and I suspect he may also be magic.

4 Extraordinary Literary Women Who Redefined Feminine Perfection

Sunny Rosen | Posted 10.13.2014 | Books
Sunny Rosen

Like many young women, I struggle with the constant desire to be "perfect," mentally and physically. It can be so hard to follow advice to find joy in the here and now and so easy to instead be weighed down by imperfection. Reading, though, is an escape from the pressures of reality, an immersion somewhere else that allows great happiness in the moment.

5 Tips for Getting Teens to Read

Varda Epstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Varda Epstein

I can't get my kids to read. They're too busy playing on their computers and hi-tech devices. They read all the time, of course, but they aren't reading BOOKS.

Accidental Food Writing: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Food Riot | Posted 08.17.2013 | Taste
Food Riot

Come for the story, stay for the food.

Florida Teen Starts Library For Homeless Kids

Posted 06.02.2012 | Impact

It started out as a one-time bat-mitzvah project. But three years, 5,000 books, and almost 200 volunteering hours later, Lilli Leight is nowhere near ...

The Solace of Dark Novels and Memoirs

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

Too many of us think it's only our family that's filled with horror, or secrets, or moments of the deepest shame. We read these books and we are less alone.

New York, I Love You: 10 Favorite Books About The Big Apple

Rob Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rob Silverman

I first moved to New York City in 1996, and I have no need or desire to live anywhere else in the world. After living in New York City for over half o...

How Well Do You Know The Brooklyn Literary Scene? Take This Quiz To Find Out | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Novelist Jonathan Lethem took a shot at New York's fashionably bookish borough this weekend, telling the LA Times that Brooklyn has become "repulsive ...

The Reader-Writer Covenant

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

Books are precious to me. If I am going to ask people to spend time and money on a book I've written, it better be one that broke my own heart in the process of writing it.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Meets Any Given Sunday

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

You don't have to love baseball or Brooklyn to love Diamond Ruby. I've never watched a full baseball game in my life, but the only thing I didn't love about this book was finishing it.

Best New York Novels (SLIDESHOW,POLL)

The Huffington Post | Cara Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As a cultural beacon for the U.S. for over two centuries, New York is known for its artist communities and the works they dedicate to their urban muse...