“I Like to Share Everything That I’ve Learned”: An Interview With Emma Straub

Modern Lovers, Emma Straub‘s third novel, follows two interwoven families living in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Ditmas Park. Years before, three of them had played together in a cult band, the fourth member of which became wildly famous before her death. As with Straub’s previous novel The Vacationers, this book memorably captures a group dynamic, with plots and subplots that encompass everything from young love to mid-life stagnation to creative rebirth. I talked with Straub about the process of writing […]

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Vol.1 Brooklyn’s May 2016 Book Preview

May brings with it a host of noteworthy books that have caught our eye. Some are the latest works from authors who have become favorites over the years; others are structurally bold, socially relevant, or intensely disconcerting. (In some cases, they may be some combination of the above.) It’s going to be a good month for books, whether you’re looking for an illuminating take on music or an unsettling ghost story. Here are some of the books due out in […]

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