Kate Zambreno Relaunches Green Girl With Elissa Schappell

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Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 | 1,891 views

Kate Zambreno and Elissa Schappell discuss Green Girl at Powerhouse Arena in DUMBO Brooklyn

Kate Zambreno first published Green Girl three years ago through the small Emergency Press. She had the rare opportunity to revise the novel and relaunch the book to a wider audience through HarperCollins. The new edition is longer and includes an extra post-novel section as well as an original essay. She launched the new edition at Powerhouse Arena with Tin House co-founder and editor-at-large Elissa Schappell.

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Sean Michaels Launches Us Conductors With a Theremin

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Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 | 1,960 views

Sean Michaels launches his debut novel, Us Conductors, at Greenlight bookstore in Brooklyn. The novel fictionalizes the development of the theremin, a real life weird instrument

Us Conductors, the debut novel by music critic Sean Michaels, launched at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn on Monday night. The novel tells a fictionalized story about the real life of inventor and musician Lev Termen. Termen invented the theremin, the magical musical instrument played without physically touching the device. Accompanying the launch was theremin expert Rob Schwimmer who performed renditions of Rachmaninoff to demonstrate the instrument’s sound.

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Tom Rachman Reads The Rise & Fall of Great Powers

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Friday, June 20th, 2014 | 1,975 views

Tom Rachman reads from his new novel, The Rise and Fall of Great Powers, at Greenlight bookstore in Brooklyn

Tom Rachman began his career as a journalist, but his true desire was always to write fiction. His debut novel, The Imperfectionists (2010), perhaps unsurprisingly, told the story of decline of a once great newspaper. The Rise & Fall of Great Powers shifts settings from a newspaper office to a bookstore, another cultural spaced threatened by modernity.Rachman read from the new novel at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn and discussed it with his Random House editor, Susan Kamil.

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Megan Abbott Launches The Fever

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Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 | 1,752 views

Megan Abbott reads her new novel, The Fever, at BookCourt in Brooklyn

Megan Abbott launched her latest novel, The Fever, at BookCourt in Brooklyn. The Fever follows the close-nit Nash family in a rural town afflicted by a mysterious illness infecting teenage girls.

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Boris Fishman reads A Replacement Life

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Friday, June 13th, 2014 | 2,320 views

Boris Fishman reads from his debut novel A Replacement Life at the Upper West Side Barnes and Noble in Manhattan

Boris Fishman’s A Replacement Life (June 2014) merges an immigrant narrative with a political caper as a group of eastern Europeans settling in New York City defraud the German government of holocaust reparations.

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Bret Anthony Johnston Reads Remember Me Like This

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Thursday, June 12th, 2014 | 2,686 views

Bret Anthony Johnston, left, and Boris Fishman, discusses their novels at Barnes and Noble in Manhattan. They are part of the Discover Great New Writers program

Remember Me LIke This (May 2014) is Bret Anthony Johnston’s debut about a boy in south Texas who disappears only to be found unharmed some time later, but his happy reunion exposes the fractures and wounds of his family. Skateboarding plays a significant role in the novel as it does in his life, and Johnston showed up at the event with a skateboard painted with the book’s cover on it, special edition board produced by a friend of his. He raffled the board to the audience.

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Cristina Henríquez Discusses The Book of Unknown Americans

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 | 2,795 views

Cristina Henríquez and editor Robin Desser discuss The Book of Unknown Americans at McNally Jackson books in Manhattan

Cristina Henríquez’s latest book, The Book of Unknown Americans (June 2014), focuses on the lives of a group of immigrants residing in Newark, Delaware. A cast of eleven voices comes together from various Central American nations as they acclimate to life in the United States, some legally, some with more questionable circumstances. She was joined at McNally Jackson by her editor Robin Desser for a conversation about the book.

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Karl Ove Knausgaard and Zadie Smith Discuss My Struggle

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Friday, June 6th, 2014 | 4,764 views

As I sit to write this review, I’d rather be finishing the third volume of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle. I’ve done little else for the last few weeks, as I just began reading the 3,500-page, six-volume novel following the media attention of the third volume’s English publication.

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