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BK: Kerry Howley and Jennifer Percy

11/20/2014 - 7:00pm

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Essayist Kerry Howley spent three years investigating the world of cage fighting and documented in her debut nonfiction book Thrown. Join her and Jennifer Percy, author of Demon Camp: A Soldier’s Exorcism, for a conversation about violence and culture in America.

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Thrown Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781936747924
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Published: Sarabande Books - October 14th, 2014

In this darkly funny work of literary nonfiction, a bookish young woman insinuates herself into the lives of two cage fighters--one a young prodigy, the other an aging journeyman.


Demon Camp: A Soldier's Exorcism Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451661989
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Published: Scribner - January 14th, 2014

In 2005 a Chinook helicopter carrying sixteen Special Ops soldiers crashed during a rescue mission in a remote part of Afghanistan, killing everyone on board.

In that instant, machine gunner Caleb Daniels lost his best friend, Kip Jacoby, and seven members of his unit.


BK: Darcey Steinke in conversation with Rick Moody

11/18/2014 - 7:00pm

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In honor of her new novel Sister Golden Hair, Darcey Steinke will be in conversation with Rick Moody (The Four Fingers of Death, On Celestial Music). Sister Golden Hair follows 12-year-old Jesse as she moves through the summer of 1972 and navigates the gap between childhood and adulthood.

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Sister Golden Hair: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935639947
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Published: Tin House Books - October 14th, 2014

It's the summer of 1972 and girlhood has never been more fraught, but Darcy Steinke captures all of it with an intimate, startling grace.


BK Local Organic: New Writing from the Greenpoint Writers Group

11/15/2014 - 6:30pm

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The Greenpoint Writers Group returns with the latest installment of their reading series Local Organic, featuring all new work and free wine to go around. Reading will be Nicholas DiMichele, Crispin Kott, Logan Medland, Luke Ohlson, Danielle Pollack, Vinny Senguttuvan, Hannah Thurman, and Kate Weinberg.

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BK: Thomas Page McBee and Saeed Jones

11/13/2014 - 7:00pm

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Thomas Page McBee (Man Alive) and Saeed Jones (Prelude to a Bruise) present a night of readings from their newest work. In his memoir Man Alive, McBee explores what it really means to be a man. In Prelude to a Bruise Jones explores how we reckon our past without being ravaged by it, and how we use people, and their bodies, to express ourselves.

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Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man (City Lights/Sister Spit) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780872866249
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Published: City Lights Publishers - City Lights Publishe - September 9th, 2014

Winner - Best Transgender Nonfiction - 2015 Lambda Literary Awards

Best Books of 2014 - Publishers Weekly

Best Books of 2014 - NPR Books

Best Nonficton Books of 2014 - Kirkus Reviews

10 Best Transgender Non-Fiction Books - Advocate


Prelude to Bruise Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781566893749
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Published: Coffee House Press - September 9th, 2014

Praise for Saeed Jones:

"Jones is the kind of writer who's more than wanted: he's desperately needed."--FlavorWire

"This book leaves your body transformed in a way that poetry should." --ElevenEleven


BK: Alaya Dawn Johnson and Love is the Drug

11/12/2014 - 7:00pm

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Alaya Dawn Johnson presents the Brooklyn launch of her newest teen novel, Love is the Drug. NPR dubbed it “a gripping study of identity, sly social commentary, and a chilling glimpse of a dystopia that's just around the corner,” and Kirkus calls it “utterly absorbing.” Join us for a reading, signing, and refreshments.

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ISBN: 9780545417815
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - September 30th, 2014

Emily Bird was raised not to ask questions. She has perfect hair, the perfect boyfriend, and a perfect Ivy-League future. But a chance meeting with Roosevelt David, a homeland security agent, at a party for Washington DC's elite leads to Bird waking up in a hospital, days later, with no memory of the end of the night.


BK: Spent Contributor Night

11/11/2014 - 7:00pm

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Contributors Jessica Machado, Jenny Moore, Aryn Kyle, and Stacy Pershall present a reading and signing of Spent: Exposing Our Complicated Relationships Relationships to Shopping.

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Spent: Exposing Our Complicated Relationship with Shopping Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781580055123
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Published: Seal Press - September 23rd, 2014

BK: Hannah Pittard and Tom Bouman

11/06/2014 - 7:00pm

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Authors Hannah Pittard (Reunion, The Fates Will Find Their Way) and Tom Bouman (Dry Bones in the Valley) present a reading, joint Q&A, and signing.

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Reunion: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781455553617
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 7th, 2014

The author of the highly acclaimed The Fates Will Find Their Way returns with a novel about a far-flung family reunited for one weekend by their father's death.


Dry Bones in the Valley: A Novel (The Henry Farrell Series #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393243024
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 7th, 2014

Winner of the 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize

When an elderly recluse discovers a corpse on his land, Officer Henry Farrell follows the investigation to strange places in the countryside, and into the depths of his own frayed soul.


BK: Brian Wood presents The New York Four with Alex Cox

11/05/2014 - 7:00pm

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In honor of his new graphic novel The New York Four Brian Wood will be in conversation with Alex Cox, deputy director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

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New York Four Cover Image
By Brian Wood, Ryan Kelly (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781616556051
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Published: Dark Horse Books - November 18th, 2014

Worlds collide when four young women begin college at the prestigious New York University. Shy, literate Riley, overachieving but naive Lona, laid-back West Coaster Ren, and working-class girl Merissa claim newfound freedom living in the big city. But that freedom comes at a price: roommate drama, mysterious love interests, school troubles, and family conflicts. Welcome to adulthood!


BK: Art and Monsters with Eimear McBride and Jenny Offill

11/01/2014 - 5:00pm

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Buzzfeed Books editor Isaac Fitzgerald hosts a conversation with Bailey Prize winner/debut author Eimear McBride (A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing) and novelist Jenny Offill (Dept. of Speculation).

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A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781566893688
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Published: Coffee House Press - September 9th, 2014

Winner, Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, 2014
Winner, Desmond Elliott Prize, 2014
Winner, Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year, 2014
Winner, Goldsmiths Prize, 2013
Finalist for the Folio Prize
Shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize

NPR's Best Books of 2014
The New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of 2014


Dept. of Speculation (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345806871
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Published: Vintage - October 7th, 2014

From the acclaimed author of Last Things comes a slim, stunning portrait of a marriage--a beguiling rumination on the mysteries of intimacy, trust, faith, knowledge, and the condition of universal shipwreck that unites us all.

ONE OF THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR - THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW


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