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BrooklynFans Of Books: “See Her Run: An Aloa Snow Mystery”

See Her Run: An Aloa Snow Mystery

By Peggy Townsend

Thomas & Mercer, 267 pages, $15.95 paperback, $3,99 Kindle eBook

Peggy Townsend is an award-winning journalist whose stories have appeared in newspapers around the country. She has chased a serial killer through a graveyard at midnight and panhandled with street kids.

Townsend takes what she has learned as a writer and put it into her debut novel, See Her Run: An Aloa Snow Mystery, a fast-paced thriller with a big heart.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Amber Tamblyn’s “Any Man”

Any Man

By Amber Tamblyn

Harper Perennial, 304 pages, $15.99, available this Tuesday June 26

Amber Tamblyn, author of the critically acclaimed poetry collection Dark Sparkler, has now turned to writing her debut novel, Any Man, a groundbreaking work on how we understand trauma.

With the influence of feminist authors like Lidia Yuknavich, Carmen Maria Machado, and Amelia Gray, Tamblyn challenges our understanding of rape culture and the trauma that goes with it, while also searching for hope, with a space for victims to be heard, in the hardest of places.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: D.L. Hughley On “How Not To Get Shot”

How Not To Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People

By D.L. Hughley and Doug Moe

William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, $25.99, available Tuesday, June 26

Race relations have come to the forefront of American consciousness in the last decade, from the elections of Barack Obama and Donald Trump to the tragic events of Ferguson and Charlottesville.

Legendary comedian and activist D.L. Hughley has never shied away from discussing race relations, and in his new book, How Not To Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People, he offers his cutting observations on this contentious issue that continues to traumatize the nation.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Callahan’s “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot”

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

By John Callahan

William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

John Callahan was a nationally-syndicated cartoonist known for his frank portrayals of challenging subjects, in particular disability.

“When people laugh like hell and then say, ‘That’s not funny,’ you can be pretty sure they’re talking about John Callahan,” said P.J. O’Rourke.

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot recounts Callahan’s life story, from the harrowing to the hilarious. Featuring more than 60 of Callahan’s cartoons, it’s a compelling look at art, addiction, disability, and fame.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Brothers In Arms” On Dodgers’ Remarkable History On The Mound

Brothers In Arms: Koufax, Kershaw, and the Dodgers’ Extraordinary Pitching Tradition

By Jon Weisman

Triumph Books, 384 pages, $19.95

The Dodgers, from when they played in Ebbets Field in Brooklyn to their 60 years in Los Angeles, have one of the best traditions in baseball, and all of sports.

The blue and white have been at the forefront of the game for generations, spanning the history books, the country and the gap between a mere sports team and a cultural icon.

The true impact of the Dodgers, is seen in how they have mastered a 60’6” stretch of the diamond, from the pitcher’s mound to home plate.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Guilt” By Amanda Robson

Guilt

By Amanda Robson

Avon, available Tuesday, June 19

Amanda Robson’s debut psychological thriller, Obsession, was a success in the United Kingdom, reaching the top spot on the iBooks bestsellers list. It received critical praise for its taut suspense and its unwavering unwavering examination of the nature of marriage, passion, and jealousy.

Robson returns with her second book, Guilt, which is a dark and twisty novel about two sisters whose lives are irrevocably unraveled when they become involved with a charming sociopath.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Elizabeth’s Pipko’s Second Collection Of Poetry, “About You”

About You

By Elizabeth Pipko

Archway Publishing

At the young age of 22, Elizabeth Pipko is a well-recognized model, figure skater and two-time author. Her second collection of poetry, About You, is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “9 Rules Of Engagement” From Harris Faulkner

9 Rules of Engagement: A Military Brat’s Guide to Life and Success

By Harris Faulkner

Harper, $27.99

A daughter of a decorated career Army officer who drew on his experience in the military to teach her many invaluable rules for living, Harris Faulkner went on to become a respected journalist and FOX News anchor.

In her new book, 9 Rules of Engagement: A Military Brat’s Guide to Life and Success, Faulkner shares the lessons about courage, perseverance, values, patriotism, and compassion, learned from both her father and her late mother, a lifelong military wife who taught her children about honor, responsibility, and dignity through both words and example.

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Libby E-Books App Linked With Brooklyn Public Library

Libby is a new app built by OverDrive for readers to discover and enjoy ebooks and audiobooks from a network of 40,000 libraries, including the Brooklyn Public Library.

Libby gives users instant access to e-books and audiobooks from your local library and offers instant digital library cards, digital book clubs and more, consumers can now access their library’s digital catalog anytime, anywhere.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Springfield Confidential” On America’s Funniest Family

Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Working for The Simpsons

Mike Reiss with Mathew Klickstein

Dey St., An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Mike Reiss, former head writer of The Simpsons, gives a freewheeling, irreverent account of working on the landmark show in his new memoir, Springfield Confidential.

In celebration of the Simpsons’ 30th anniversary this year, Reiss is best-suited to give an inside look at the making of one of the most famous shows in television history.

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