books about: brooklyn
The Coldest Winter Ever
Washington Square Press, 2010
Renowned hip-hop artist, writer, and activist Sister Souljah brings the streets of New York to life in a powerful and utterly unforgettable first novel. I came busting into the world during one of New York's worst snowstorms, so my mother named me Winter. Ghetto-born, Winter is the young, wealthy daughter of a prominent Brooklyn drug-dealing family. Quick-witted, sexy, and business-minded, she knows and loves the streets like the curves of ...
Angela's Ashes: A Memoir
"When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood." So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, ...
Vivid Dreams Press, 2012
(Special Edition with additional scenes from screen adaption) A Manhattan power couple survive a tragedy and attempt a fresh start only to be plagued by unexplained and disastrous occurrences...be careful what you wish for. At the age of nine, growing up in the French countryside, Julien Grenier witnessed the brutal murder of his grandfather. Now, at forty-five, he continues to be plagued by horrific nightmares and reenactments of that tragic ...
A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story
Atria/Emily Bestler Books, 2013
THE SEQUEL MILLIONS OF READERS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR . . . At last, mega-bestselling author Sister Souljah delivers the stunning sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever . Fierce, raw, and filled with adventure and emotional intensity, A Deeper Love Inside is an unforgettable coming-of-age story in the words of Porsche Santiaga, Winter’s younger sister. Sharp-tongued, quick-witted Porsche worships her sister Winter. Cut from the same cloth as ...
The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World
Sandor Ellix Katz
Chelsea Green Publishing
The Art of Fermentation is the most comprehensive guide to do-it-yourself home fermentation ever published. Sandor Katz presents the concepts and processes behind fermentation in ways that are simple enough to guide a reader through their first experience making sauerkraut or yogurt, and in-depth enough to provide greater understanding and insight for experienced practitioners. While Katz expertly contextualizes fermentation in terms of ...
The Testament of Mary
PROVOCATIVE, HAUNTING AND INDELIBLE, Colm Tóibín’s portrait of Mary presents her as a solitary older woman still seeking to understand the events that become the narrative of the New Testament and the foundation of Christianity. In the ancient town of Ephesus, Mary lives alone, years after her son’s crucifixion. She has no interest in collaborating with the authors of the Gospel. They are her keepers, providing her with food and shelter ...
Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods
Sandor Ellix Katz
Chelsea Green Publishing
Bread. Cheese. Wine. Beer. Coffee. Chocolate. Most people consume fermented foods and drinks every day. For thousands of years, humans have enjoyed the distinctive flavours and nutrition resulting from the transformative power of microscopic bacteria and fungi. Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods is the first cookbook to widely explore the culinary magic of fermentation. "Fermentation has been an important ...
An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely ...
Stopping was never part of the plan . . . She was a successful ad sales rep in Manhattan. He was a homeless, eleven-year-old panhandler on the street. He asked for spare change; she kept walking. But then something stopped her in her tracks, and she went back. And she continued to go back, again and again. They met up nearly every week for years and built an unexpected, life-changing friendship that has today spanned almost three decades. ...
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (P.S.)
HarperCollins e-books, 2009
The American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
A FASHION TO KILL (The Manhattan Mysteries: Hard boiled New York City fiction similar to Mickey Spillane and ...
Mickey Wyte, 2012
#1 Best Selling New York City Hard-Boiled In Mickey Wyte's gritty noir tale, Jack Centaur, an ex-combat soldier and Medal Of Honor winner and the New York City high fashion industry are worlds apart. But when his niece becomes the fourth victim of a ruthless serial killer, posing victims like models on a Vogue cover, Centaur looks for revenge and enters a world that couldn't be more alien to him.
Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America
Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America is part memoir and part investigative analysis that explores the explosive and confusing intersection of faith, politics, and sexuality in Christian America. The quest to find an answer is at the heart of Does Jesus Really Love Me? —a personal journey of belief, an investigation, and a portrait of a faith and a nation at odds by award-winning reporter Jeff ...
Kissing the Pink (lesbian menage)
Pink Parts Press, 2011
Sleeping with women became an addiction--a hunger that I wasn't sure I could ever satisfy. That is, until I saw her . Ever since the first night she saw Cindy, Erin has been obsessed. She wakes up every night soaked between her thighs, consumed by lust. Knowing that Cindy is unapproachable, Erin consoles herself by sleeping with her roommate, Lauren The fact that Lauren is Cindy's best friend is icing on the cake, because knowing that ...
My Ride With Gus
First published in 1996 New Year's Eve, 1995. Rising young architect Jimmy Gambar is on top of the world, ready to pop the question to the girl of his dreams at a fancy restaurant. Ten minutes later he snaps and storms out, leaving behind the girlfriend, her ridiculous gift of a hot pink necktie and the precise way of life he's known for so long. Later that night, big trouble - a sleazy downtown bar, a shady lady with a switchblade in his SoHo ...
How to Grill: The Complete Illustrated Book of Barbecue Techniques
Workman Publishing Company
Without a doubt the most interesting, comprehensive, and well-thought-out book on grilling ever and it's destined to be in the kitchens and backyards of both professionals and home cooks. Every detail is made clear and easy in a concise and inspirational way. Spark it up! (Mario Batali, Molto Mario (The Food Network), Mario Batali's Simple Italian Food) The definitive how-to guide for anyone passionate about grilling, from the newest beginner ...
The Serpent's Shadow (The Kane Chronicles, Book 3)
Hyperion Book CH
He's b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sadie Kane can't seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis is threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all. Unfortunately, the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink of civil war, the gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone ...
Seducing the Daddy (older man younger woman)
Pink Parts Press, 2011
"You must be Kendra." His voice was deep, seductive and smooth. "It's a pleasure to meet you. Please, call me Mitch." His smile reached the crinkles around his eyes and bore into my soul. Twenty-year-old Kendra is desperate for money. She'll do anything, even take care of kids, to pay the bills. When she meets her gorgeous new boss, though, she soon realizes that "do anything" covers a lot more ground than she had ever intended. And it ...
Frommer's New York City 2013 (Frommer's Color Complete)
Full-color throughout Free full-color, foldout map Completely updated every year Insider advice on saving time, money and avoiding crowds as you explore some New York City’s prime attractions, from the Museum of Natural History to the new 9/11 Memorial Plaza, as well as hidden gems like the Museum of Chinese in America and the Louis Armstrong Home & Museum in Queens. Where to find the best burgers, pizza, bagels and barbecue in ...
Who Was Jackie Robinson?
Grosset & Dunlap
As a kid, Jackie Robinson loved sports. And why not? He was a natural at football, basketball, and, of course, baseball. But beyond athletic skill, it was his strength of character that secured his place in sports history. In 1947 Jackie joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the long-time color barrier in major league baseball. It was tough being first- not only did "fans" send hate mail but some of his own teammates refused to accept him. Here ...
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale
Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood Laundromat. But the exciting adventure takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes somebunny was left behind… Using a combination of muted black-and-white photographs and expressive illustrations, this stunning book tells a brilliantly true-to-life tale about what happens when Daddy's in charge and things go terribly, hilariously wrong.
The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles, Book 2)
Hyperion Book CH
In this exciting second installment of the three-book series, Carter and Sadie, offspring of the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane, embark on a worldwide search for the Book of Ra, but the House of Life and the gods of chaos are determined to stop them.
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