It was cold the morning after it was announced David Bowie had died. Not surprising since I live in New York City and it happened in January. Yet I found myself standing outside my apartment around six in the morning, gym clothes on, not really dressed to be idling around. I put on The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, which I’ve listened to countless times since I was about 13, and simply referred to […]
“What It Turned Into Was Really Specific”: Molly Prentiss on “Tuesday Nights in 1980”
Molly Prentiss just released a book she spent seven years writing, re-writing, and changing completely before the final version became Tuesday Nights in 1980. The novel is about Raul, James, and Lucy’s lives on, you guessed it, Tuesday nights in 1980. While the novel sounds like it would be a very typical plot about a group of friends. However, Prentiss’ prose and thematic prowess helped propel this debut to one of the most talked about books of the year. The […]
Vol.1 Brooklyn’s April 2016 Book Preview
From surreal fiction to insightful guides to the intersection of design and crime in everyday life to elegantly constructed memoirs to updated versions of beloved stories, the books due out in April cover a wide range of topics and styles. Here are a few of the books that have caught our eye, from noteworthy debuts to new works from some of our favorite writers.