Brooklyn Reader: Thirty Writers Celebrate America’s Favorite Borough
Edited by Andrea Wyatt Sexton and Alice Leccese Powers; Introduction by Pete Hamill
There is no other place quite like Brooklyn. Not only has it inspired and nurtured many native writers, it has had a profound impact on those passing through. The Brooklyn Reader features a rich diversity of writings — short stories, poetry, essays, novels, biographies, and plays — that offer thirty writers’ unique and colorful experiences of New York City’s biggest borough. Ranging from warm, nostalgic memories of childhood to humorous tales of new arrivals adjusting to the American way, or just stories of life’s unplanned adventures, this reading tour is a true delight. Contributors include: Anatole Broyard, Cristina Garcia, Henry Miller, Betty Smith, Derek Walcott, Truman Capote, Spike Lee, Isaac Bashevis Singer, William Styron, Walt Whitman.
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