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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Existentialist’s Survival Guide”

The Existentialist’s Survival Guide: How to Live Authentically in an Inauthentic Age

By Gordon Marino

HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Gordon Marino, a professor of philosophy and Director of the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College and the boxing correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, recasts the practical take-aways existentialism offers for the 21st century in his new book The Existentialist’s Survival Guide.

In an era in which every crisis feels like an existential crisis, Marino dispenses wisdom rooted in the works of the existentialists on how to face life head on and still keep your heart intact, especially when the universe feels like it’s working against you and nothing seems to matter.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Beach Reads

(Coney Island beach)

As summer progresses and people are taking vacations, it’s time to think of what books to read on lazy days at the beach.

There are four thrillers coming out this Tuesday that are sure to delight, thrill, and entertain – Little Girl Lost by Wendy Corsi Staub, What Remains Of Her by Eric Rickstad, A Noise Downstairs by Linwood Barclay, and Whistle In the Dark by Emma Healey.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Born Trump” Looks At The First Family

Born Trump: Inside America’s First Family

By Emily Jane Fox

Harper, 352 pages, $27.99

To truly understand President Donald Trump, argues Vanity Fair columnist Emily Jane Fox, one must get to know his children, whose stories provide insight into what makes him tick.

In Born Trump, Fox gives a deeply reported and richly detailed look at Trump’s five kids – Don, Jr., Ivanka, and Eric, who he had with his first wife Ivana; his one daughter with Marla Maples, Tiffany; and Barron, his fifth child and the only child he has with his current wife, First Lady Melania Trump. There also is a look at Ivanka’s husband Jared Kushner, who became a leading advisor on the campaign and in the White House.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “In The Vines” By Shannon Kirk

In The Vines

By Shannon Kirk

Thomas & Mercer; 317 pages, $24.95 hardcover; $15.95 paperback; $4.99 Kindle eBook – available tomorrow July 17th

Internationally bestselling author Shannon Kirk’s In The Vines is a frenetic and lyrical thriller set on the grounds of an opulent Atlantic-side estate.

Mary Olivia Pentecost, known affectionately by her initials Mop, was born into one of the wealthiest families in the country, as well as one of the most guarded.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Love & War” On Hamilton & His Wife

Love & War: An Alex & Eliza Story

By Melissa de la Cruz

Putnam; Ages 12 and up; $18.99

Melissa de la Cruz retold the love story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler in Alex & Eliza: A Love Story, which was released last year.

The love story continues to unfold in the sequel, Love & War, as Alex and Eliza begin their new life as a married couple while the war for American independence rages on.

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