In The Edge Becomes the Center acclaimed author and documentary filmmaker DW Gibson interviews individuals from all walks of life in New York City—landlords, tenants, drug dealers, politicians, artists, investment bankers, and everyone in between—to provide an intimate snapshot of the economic, social, and cultural issues that shape gentrification.
In his highly anticipated memoir, songwriter, producer and music icon Charlie Wilson reveals in candid detail the highs and lows in his extraordinary life, from drug addiction, to cancer, to finding love during his process of rehabilitation.
In her frank memoir, Freedia showcases the relationship between her personal life and her career as an artist: being a “twerking sissy” is not just a job, it’s a salvation.
Indi Surfs is the story of a little girl who braves the ocean in search of the perfect wave. Chris Gorman’s striking, debut picture book, Indi Surfs, is an homage to vintage California travel ads and rock poster art that’s sure to resonate with children ages 4 to 8 as well as adults.
Join us for the third anniversary of Pen and Ink, the book based on the popular Tumblr blog. This book grants us access to the tattoos of artists, writers, rockers, and ordinary people, along with the stories that inspired their creation.
PEN USA Fiction award winning author Laura Pritchett brings us Red Lightening, in which protagonist Tess returns home to the eastern plains of Colorado after running drugs and illegal immigrants across the US-Mexico border. In this spare and haunting tale, Tess faces her family, a wildfire ravaging the land, and her own guilt.
More than just a personal memoir, Deanna Fei’s Girl in Glass brings to light important issues such as medical privacy and employee rights to insurance and healthcare. It is an exploration of the value of human life and a testament to the strength of motherhood in spite of tragedy and uncertainty.
In her raw and haunting debut novel, Liana Maeby’s explores the dark path of addiction, and questions our culture’s response to drug dependence and sensationalism.
Join us for the annual Books Beneath the Bridge reading series, as Jami Attenberg and Kate Bolick read from their latest books against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline as part of this Borough-wide literary festival. This evening will feature a reading, followed by Q&A and book signing. Lead support for Books Beneath the Bridge is provided by AT&T, and is in partnership with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservatory. Click here for more information.
Charlotte Silver paints an achingly real portrait of young adulthood and the ways friendships evolve. Set in New York, Silver captures a youthful idealism and folly that’s universal in nature to produce a ruefully funny, cautionary tale. Alida Nugent, author of Don’t Worry, it Get’s Worse, joins her in conversation.
Hilary Liftin is the ghostwriter and co-writer behind numerous celebrity memoirs, nine of which have gone on to become New York Times bestsellers. In Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper, Liftin enters the world of fiction with a smart “memoir” that bares all and reveals the circumstances behind a celebrity marriage gone terribly wrong.
Book Launch and Panel Discussion: Iran – The Untold Story with Dr. Nina Ansary and Cyrus M. Copeland moderated by Yasiman Beitollahi
Dr. Nina Ansary and Cyrus M. Copeland team up to their new books, Jewels of Allah and Off the Radar. Huffington Post journalist Yasamin Beitollahi joins them in a discussion to debunk stereotypes associated with Iranian women.
The new novel from the best-selling author of Broken for You spins the stories of a dedicated teacher, his enigmatic son, and a wartime survivor into an affecting tale of love, loss, and handwriting.
Infinite Home is the story of Edith, a widowed landlady who rents apartments in her Brooklyn brownstone to an unlikely collection of humans, all deeply in need of shelter. Crippled in various ways—in spirit, in mind, in body, in heart—the renters must band together to protect their Edith and their home.
At a time when our communities are under attack from police brutality, abysmal public education, and poverty, Luther’s amazing life story The Book of Luke shows how one person can change a community and a country.
Book Launch: You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman in conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald
Debut novelist Alexandra Kleeman brings us You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine, a story that concerns sex and friendship, consumption and appetite, faith and transformation, real food and fast food, TV commercials and reality television, and a wholly singular vision of modern womanhood.
Famed author Salman Rushdie’s new novel is a rich and multifaceted work that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story to bring alive a world that has been plunged into an age of unreason.
Inspired by vintage fabric, folk art, and shapes found in nature, textile artist Anna Joyce believes we should live with color and pattern everyday. In her new book, Joyce shares her signature hand-printing techniques for adding modern patterns to ready-made surfaces such as fabric, ceramics, paper, leather, furniture, walls, and more.