Cool Off And Get Cultured At These Seven June Book Talks

Michael Eric Dyson + Shaun King + Harry Belafonte Monday, June 4 at The New School, 7 pm to 8 pm. Michael Eric Dyson joins The New School and The Strand to unveil his book What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America. The book follows … Continue reading Cool Off And Get Cultured At These Seven June Book Talks

Read This Book Before You Snapchat That Masked Punk Musician

“What if on the outside of this picture, where this guy is sitting on a chair with his guitar, there’s a chained up hostage being held outside the frame?” said Brenna Ehrlich, explaining the inspiration behind her debut novel. “That would be super weird.” Ehrlich will launch Placid Girl tonight at her neighborhood bookstore, Word in Greenpoint. She describes … Continue reading Read This Book Before You Snapchat That Masked Punk Musician

Jessamyn Hope Kibitzes About Her Kibbutz Novel, Safekeeping

“I’m so happy with the cover. I really didn’t want it to be some woman’s sandals in the sand,” says Jessamyn Hope of her new novel Safekeeping, which launches tonight at Book Court in Brooklyn. Over coffee at Yonah Schimmel, Hope explained that because she’s a female author and her book involves romance, she was concerned it would be … Continue reading Jessamyn Hope Kibitzes About Her Kibbutz Novel, Safekeeping