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BrooklynFans Of Books: Daniel Silva Examines a Reform-Minded Saudi Prince In “The New Girl”

The New Girl

By Daniel Silva

Harper; hardcover, $28.99; available today, July 16

In his #1 New York Times bestselling series featuring Gabriel Allon, art restorer and assassin, Daniel Silva has long placed his finger on the pulse of contemporary geopolitics. With his much-anticipated twenty-second novel, The New Girl, Silva focuses a fictional lens on one of the world’s most controversial figures.

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Yankees Dominated by d’Arnaud Again

(Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman facing Travis d’Arnaud in the ninth inning – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Tampa Bay Rays got a stunning 5-4 win over the Yankees on Monday night at The Stadium, as ex-Met Travis d’Arnaud led the way with three home runs.

This was just the fifth time in Tampa Bay’s franchise history that someone hit three or more homers in a game, with Evan Longoria the last Ray to do it on October 3, 2012.

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BrooklynFans of Books: “Justice on Trial” On The Fight Over Kavanaugh’s Nomination To Court

Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court

By Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino

Regnery Publishing; hardcover; $28.99

The retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy last summer sparked a political firestorm as President Donald Trump would now have to choose a nominee to replace the swing vote on the Court.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Elevated” On The Rise Of The NBA

(The Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center – Photo by Jason Schott)

Elevated: The Global Rise of the N.B.A.

By Harvey Araton and the staff of The New York Times; Foreword by Jeff Van Gundy

Triumph Books; hardcover, 483 pages; $30.00

The NBA has grown into a world game, with stars like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Stephen Curry helping turn it into a sport that generates attention every single day. These players have become business tycoons, Hollywood celebrities, and advocates for many causes.

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Judge’s 4 Hits Not Enough To Lift Yanks Past Jays

(A member of the United States Army Parachute Team arriving in style on Military Appreciation Day – Photo by Jason Schott)

Aaron Judge had four hits for the Yankees, who had plenty of chances, but couldn’t get the big hit as they lost a nailbiter to the Toronto Blue Jays, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at The Stadium.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: On Baseball Trivia & History

The baseball season is approaching the second half of the season, making it a perfect time to brush up on some trivia and learn more about the history of the game.

Three books will help illuminate America’s pastime: Incredible Baseball Trivia by Daivd Nemec; The Baseball Maniac’s Almanac, edited by Bert Randolph Sugar with Ken Samelson; and Incredible Baseball Stats by Kevin Reavy and Ryan Spaeder.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “How to Hold a Grudge”

How to Hold a Grudge: From Resentment to Contentment – the Power of Grudges to Transform Your Life

By Sophie Hannah

Scribner; hardcover; $20.00

Holding grudges is seen by many people as a bad thing, but what it out grudges, when managed correctly, are good for us?

What if they can protect and inspire us, and help us to clarify our highest values and priorities? What if they can even make us more forgiving?

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Janice Dean’s “Mostly Sunny”

Mostly Sunny: How I Learned To Keep Smiling Through The Rainiest Days

By Janice Dean

Harper; hardcover, 256 pages; $26.99

Meteorologist Janice Dean is beloved by many people from the morning show Fox & Friends. She is well-suited to her profession because she looks for the silver lining in every cloud after weathering her share of setbacks and indignities while maintaining her infectious joy and optimism.

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Book Chat: David Cone On His Thrilling Memoir “Full Count”

David Cone, a five-time All-Star and a five-time World Champion, is a New York baseball legend, and he tells his story in the entertaining new book, Full Count: The Education of a Pitcher, written with Jack Curry on (Grand Central Publishing; hardcover, $28; E-book, $14.99; downloadable audiobook, $25.98).

Cone’s career spanned two memorable periods in New York baseball history – the exhilarating, never-boring Mets of the late 1980s and early 1990s, and the Yankees dynasty in the late 1990s, which won four World Championships in five seasons. He currently works as an analyst on Yankees games on the YES Network.

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