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BPL Presents: The 2021 Kahn Humanities Lecture with Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh headshotWednesday, December 8, 2021, 7:00PM ET
The 2021 Kahn Humanities lecture presents Amitav Ghosh
Live via Zoom. Free with RSVP through Brooklyn Public Library

The Nutmeg's Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780226815459
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Published: University of Chicago Press - October 14th, 2021

"Illuminating. . . . [Ghosh] wants us to reckon with broader structures of power, involving 'the physical subjugation of people and territory,' and, crucially, the 'idea of conquest, as a process of extraction.' The world-as-resource perspective not only depletes our environment of the raw materials we seek; it ultimately depletes it of meaning."
— New Yorker


The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable (Berlin Family Lectures) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780226526812
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: University of Chicago Press - July 24th, 2017

"The interesting contribution of this book . . . is his indictment of the culture-makers. It has become unfashionable to seem too concerned. To make climate change the theme or setting of a novel, Ghosh writes, is 'to court eviction from the mansion in which serious fiction has long been in residence.' His bigger point is that we need a change of narrative. But to do this means that those who make our narratives need to lead the way, to bring their talents of storytelling to bear on what is, he writes, no less than an 'existential danger.'”
— New York Times


Gun Island: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250757937
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Published: Picador - November 17th, 2020

"Gun Island deals with two of the biggest issues of the current moment: climate change and human migration. The confidence with which he shapes a good, old-fashioned diversion around these particular poles is instructive. . . . That Ghosh is able to sustain the book’s momentum when its primary inquiry is so cerebral is no mean feat... Gun Island is a novel for our times." --Rumaan Alam, The Washington Post


The Hungry Tide: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780618711666
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Published: Mariner Books - June 7th, 2006

The Calcutta Chromosome: A Novel of Fevers, Delirium & Discovery Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780380813940
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 23rd, 2001

BPL Presents: Nadifa Mohamed & Uwem Akpan with Anderson Tepper

Book covers for The Fortune Men and New York, My Village and author headshotsTuesday, December 14, 2021, 5:00PM ET
Olga Tokarczuk presents The Books of Jacob
In conversation with Jennifer Croft & Anderson Tepper
Live via Zoom. Free with RSVP through Brooklyn Public Library

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The Fortune Men: A novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593534366
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Published: Knopf - December 14th, 2021

“Heart-wrenching. . . . This powerful, deeply affecting exploration of mid-twentieth-century racism and other forms of prejudice has stark relevance today.”Booklist

“A novel on fire, a restitution of justice in prose . . . The Fortune Men can be read as a comment on 21st-century Britain and its continued troubled legacy of empire, but also as a beautifully judged fiction in its own right—teeming with life, character and humour, and, particularly, evocative of place.”—Catherine Taylor, Financial Times


New York, My Village: A Novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393881424
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 2nd, 2021

A searing sendup of publishing, racial biases, and humanity's near-infinite capability to look away from the most troubling parts of ourselves, New York, My Village is that rare thing: a funhouse mirror that reflects back the truth. Uwem Akpan's debut novel maps the constantly shifting ground of grappling with prejudice and guilt—and how we might find connections, and compassion, nevertheless.

Celeste Ng, New York Times-bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere

I am in awe. I'm still trying to figure out how Uwem Akpan did it. He has transformed the isolating and exhausting intricacies of war trauma into a compulsively readable novel, at once hilarious, utterly harrowing, profoundly optimistic, and horrifically informative. Unforgettable characters, deeply realistic and “relatable” interpersonal conflicts, a contagious love of life, fresh insights into the crazy-making properties of racist ideology: New York, My Village has it all. And it's the great bedbug novel of New York City we have all been waiting for, some of us without knowing it! I adored this book.

Elif Batuman, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of The Idiot


BPL Presents: Olga Tokarczuk with Jennifer Croft & Anderson Tepper

The Books of Jacob cover photo and author and interviewer headshotsTuesday, February 1, 2022, 4:00PM ET
Olga Tokarczuk presents The Books of Jacob
In conversation with Jennifer Croft & Anderson Tepper
Live via Zoom. Free with RSVP through Brooklyn Public Library

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The Books of Jacob: A Novel Cover Image
By Olga Tokarczuk, Jennifer Croft (Translated by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780593087480
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 1st, 2022

“As crowded as a Bruegel painting. . . visionary. . . . Tokarczuk is wrestling with the biggest philosophical themes: the purpose of life on earth, the nature of religion, the possibility of redemption, the fraught and terrible history of eastern European Jewry. . . . A landmark.” –The Guardian

“A kind of literary miracle.” –The Times (UK)

“Nobel laureate Tokarczuk’s magnum opus. . . . With language that’s engaging, erudite, and spiced with witty colloquialisms and wonderful turns of phrase via Jennifer Croft’s supple translation, Tokarczuk explores the state of being an outsider in places with fixed cultural boundaries. . . . A wealth of fine quotidian detail and brilliantly connected narrative threads draw the reader in. . . .  masterful.” –Booklist (starred review)
 


Supermajority Presents: Huma Abedin with Amanda Brown Lierman

Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 7:00 PM
Huma Abedin presents Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds
In conversation with Amanda Brown Lierman
Live via Supermajority (Virtual). Free with registration through Supermajority

Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781501194801
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Published: Scribner - November 2nd, 2021

In this beautifully written and propulsive memoir, Huma Abedin—Hillary Clinton’s famously private top aide and longtime advisor—emerges from the wings of American political history to take command of her own story.

“[Both/And] is the story of a person of substance — someone determined to tell her own story . . . unflinching.”
—New York Times

“Candid. . . a propulsive narrative [with] crisp prose.”
Washington Post Review


Bold Type Books Presents: Chanda Prescod-Weinstein and Robert Jones, Jr.

Live Via Crowdcast
Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 6:30 PM ET
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein in conversation with Robert Jones, Jr. 
Moderated by Bold Type Books editorial director Hillary Brenhouse

The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541724709
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Published: Bold Type Books - March 9th, 2021

“A resonant paean to the beauties of the cosmos and a persuasive appeal for solutions to injustices in science.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“In this powerful and compelling book, Prescod-Weinstein lays it out patently: Racist and sexist policies and behaviors are rampant across all scientific disciplines…From the hunt for dark matter (her area of expertise) to the often fraught relationship among Indigenous peoples, their lands, and high-tech experiments, Prescod-Weinstein’s deep dives into complex subjects are accessible and exhilarating... A timely, necessary, stellar book—a game-changer.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


The Prophets Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593085684
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 5th, 2021

"An extraordinary, vivid novel written with heart and imagination....The Prophets really dazzles." –NPR, Weekend Edition

“[An] often lyrical and rebellious love story...Jones seems to be reaching across centuries of blood and memory in an attempt to shake awake a warrior armed with weapon and wit that lies sleeping in his imagined, beloved, Black reader....Jones proves himself an amazing lyricist, pulling poetry out of every image and shift of light....What a fiery kindness that ending, this book. A book I entered hesitantly, cautiously, I exited anew—something in me unloosed, running. May this book cast its spell on all of us, restore to us some memory of our most warrior and softest selves.” The New York Times Book Review

"A lyrical and rebellious love story." The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice)


How Have I Not Read This? featuring Emily St. John Mandel

Live Via Crowdcast
Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
“How Have I Not Read This?” Book Club “Page-to-Screen” Discussion of Station Eleven
Emily St. John Mandel in conversation with showrunner Patrick Somerville
Moderated by Isaac Fitzgerald

Station Eleven Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804172448
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

Station Eleven (Television Tie-in) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780593468074
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Published: Vintage - November 23rd, 2021

The Morgan Library & Museum Presents: A Cloud of Outrageous Blue with Vesper Stamper

Image from A Cloud of Outrageous BlueSunday, November 14, 2:00 PM ET
Family Interactive Tour and Author Talk: A Cloud of Outrageous Blue with Vesper Stamper
Live via Zoom. Free with RSVP through The Morgan Library & Museum

A Cloud of Outrageous Blue Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781524700416
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 25th, 2020

Beautifully written, richly imaginative, and graced with fully realized characters. . . . A feast for fans of historical fiction with a magic twist.” —Booklist, starred review

“Stamper’s dark and well-researched historical tale moves swiftly, incorporating elements of the miraculous and affectingly punctuated with elegant watercolor illustrations in hues that recall illuminated texts.” —Publishers Weekly
 


BPL Presents: Suzanne Schneider on The Apocalypse & the End of History

Monday, November 8, 2021, 7:00 PM
Suzanne Schneider presents
The Apocalypse and the End of History
In conversation with Spencer Ackerman and others
Live via Zoom. Free with RSVP through Brooklyn Public Library

The Apocalypse and the End of History: Modern Jihad and the Crisis of Liberalism Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781839762413
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Verso - September 7th, 2021

“Schneider demolishes the myth that modern jihadi violence is anything other than a product of modernity.”
—Rashid Khalidi

“By attributing Islamic militancy neither to immediately political nor distantly theological causes, Suzanne Schneider’s wonderfully lucid and convincing argument allows us to see it in anew as something both familiar and frightening in its ubiquity. The links she draws between the violent, apocalyptic, and nihilistic character of ISIS and the colonial origins of neoliberal practices make for a wholly original approach to the subject.”
Faisal Devji, author of Muslim Zion


Ann Patchett & Scott Simon

Photo of Ann Patchett

Live via Crowdcast:
Tuesday, November 23, 6:30 PM ET
Ann Patchett launches These Precious Days
In conversation with Scott Simon
Presented in collaboration with bookstores across the country
Tickets: Pay What You Want - $37.99

The Dutch House: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780062963680
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 5th, 2021

At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.


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