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BrooklynFans of Books: “The Speed of Falling Objects”

The Speed of Falling Objects

By Nancy Richardson Fischer

Inkyard Press/HarperCollins; hardcover, 336 pages; $19.99

Nancy Richardson Fischer earned a legion of devoted readers and wide critical praise for her debut novel When Elephants Fly because of its sensitive and authentic treatment of mental illness, set against a backdrop of issues surrounding wildlife protection and conservation.

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BrooklynFans of Books: “The Way of the Woodshop” By Aleksandra Zee

THE WAY OF THE WOODSHOP: Creating, Designing & Decorating with Wood

By Aleksandra Zee

Dey Street Books; hardcover, $26.99; E-Book, $13.99; available today, October 22

Celebrated Oakland-based woodworker Aleksandra Zee creates and sells original and commissioned pieces, teaches monthly woodshops at her studio in Oakland, and speaks regularly to audiences on her craft.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Semicolon,” A Fun Look At A Misunderstood Mark

Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark

By Cecelia Watson

Ecco; hardcover, 224 pages; $19.99

The semicolon is possibly the most divisive punctuation mark of the modern era. Just hearing about it provokes a reaction, be it love or hate, as well as being deeply misunderstood.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Belichick,” A Look At The Hooded Genius, Now In Paperback

Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time

By Ian O’Connor

Mariner; paperback, $16.99; also available in hardcover from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28.00

Bill Belichick is arguably the most compelling figure, as he has coached the New England Patriots for nearly two decades, and teamed up with quarterback Tom Brady for a record six Super Bowl championships.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Transformation” by James S. Gordon, MD

The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma

By James S. Gordon, MD

HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; hardcover, $27.99; available today, Tuesday, September 10

James S. Gordon, MD is a Harvard-educated psychiatrist, former researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health and Chair of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, and a clinical professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Audience Of One” On Trump And TV

Audience Of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America

By James Poniewozik

Liveright Publishing; hardcover, 352 pages; $27.95; available Tuesday, September 10

Long before Donald Trump became associated with Twitter as a presidential candidate and now in the White House, there was one medium that he knew how to master: television.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Overtime” On Michigan Football With Harbaugh At Helm

Overtime: Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines at the Crossroads of College Football

By John U. Bacon

William Morrow; hardcover; $28.99

John U. Bacon has become an authority on Michigan University football through his books on the ups and downs of this storied program.

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