BrooklynFans Of Books: “After Nightfall” By A.J. Banner

After Nightfall

By A.J. Banner

Lake Union Publishing, $24.95, hardcover, available Tuesday, August 7

A.J. Banner, who made her mark in 2015 with her debut novel The Good Neighbor, is back with the psychological thriller After Nightfall, an intricately plotted novel that will keep its readers on a razor-sharp edge.

When a dinner party ends in a shocking death, a web of secrets and lies unravels, leading a young woman to fear that the man who holds her heart captive may be the murderer.

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Yankees To Host BP Block Parties Prior To 3 Games In August

(Aaron Judge in the cage during batting practice before a recent game – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Yankees on Wednesday announced that Yankee Stadium will be hosting Yankees Batting Practice Block Parties prior to the Yankees’ three Friday night home games in August.

They will be held on August 10 vs. Texas, August 17 vs. Toronto and August 31 vs. Detroit, with Gates 6 and 8 opening at 4:00 p.m.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Ronan Farrow On American Diplomacy Under Trump

War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence

By Ronan Farrow

W.W. Norton & Company, hardcover, $27.95

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ronan Farrow, who has made a his mark with investigations in The New Yorker, looks at American diplomacy in his new book, War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence.

Farrow reveals how the United States is becoming a nation that shoots first and asks questions later, possibly never. Though this is not without precedent, this is certainly a new extreme.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Map of Salt and Stars” On The Syrian Experience

The Map of Salt and Stars

By Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

Touchstone Books, hardcover, $27.00

We have all seen the heartbreaking photos of Syrian refugees in recent years, and Jennifer Seynab Joukhadar, offers an entryway into that experience through the breathtaking story of a family forced to flee violence in their homeland.

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Yankees Bring In Lynn; Trade Warren To Seattle

(Lance Lynn)

Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman made his third big pitching acquisition of the week, as they acquired RHP Lance Lynn and cash considerations from Minnesota in exchange for INF Tyler Austin and RHP Luis Rijo on Monday night.

This comes in addition to adding Zach Britton to an already impressive bullpen and J.A. Happ to the rotation.

The Yankees starting rotation now has something it has been searching for all year: depth.

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Red Bulls Tyler Adams Named To 2018 MLS All-Star Game

Red Bulls and United States National team midfielder Tyler Adams has been named to the 2018 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target, the league announced today.

Adams joins teammates Bradley Wright-Phillips, Aaron Long and Michael Amir Murillo (pictured above) to face Italian giants Juventus FC on August 1 at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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