Ayana Mathis, B&N Discover and Oprah pick, reads from her debut novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, a moving story that begins during the Great Migration and follows the struggles of a family over five decades. Author Chris Arian will join Ayana tonight.
Author Casey Schwartz was drawn to the possibilities and insights emerging on the frontiers of brain research. She presents a riveting view of the convictions, obsessions and struggles of those who dedicate themselves to the intricacies of the brain.
Linda Hirshman's dual biography explores how the relationship between Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Republican and Democrat, Christian and Jew, western rancher's daughter and Brooklyn girl transcends party, religion, region and culture.
The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life is Janice Kaplan's memoir of how her promise to stay optimistic while facing life's challenges made all the difference.
When two lifelong friends reunite for one more summer in small-town Maine, they must bridge the gap caused by the dreams and secrets that tore them apartAlly Morris and Beth Abbott were beyond inseparable. From the very first time they met, the girls knew theyd found a once-in-a-lifetime friendship.…
When two lifelong friends reunite for one more summer in small-town Maine, they must bridge the gap caused by the dreams and secrets that tore them apartAlly Morris and Beth Abbott were beyond inseparable. From the very first time they met, the girls knew theyd found a once-in-a-lifetime friendship. But sometimes, life cant help but get in the way.As time goes by, disappointments and petty resentments begin to alter what they once thought was forever. Allys boho lifestyle leaves her drowning in confusion and cheap whisky, while a terrible secret threatens to shatter Beths carefully controlled world. By the time they need each other most, Ally and Beth are nearly strangers to each other.When a family crisis prompts Beth to contact Ally for help out of the blue, the girls reunite in Maine. But the distance between them is overwhelming. To save their friendship, Ally and Beth will have to confront painful moments in their past and redefine who they arebefore their incredible connection fades away for good
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League is the heartbreaking story written by Jeff Hobbs about his former roommate trying to fit into disparate spheres of his existence.
Eric Velasquez will be entertaining us with his artwork as he explains his process for illustrating a number of titles over the years. He will astound you with his wealth of knowledge and challenge you to see the artist in yourself.
Discover author Angela Flournoy chats with Tayari Jones (Silver Sparrow) about Flournoy's debut novel The Turner House, about a family and the abandoned home located in the deteriorating and turbulent '60s Detroit, as part of the Harlem Book Festival
How did a scrawny black kidthe son of a barber and a domestic who grew up in Harlem and Trentonbecome the 106th mayor of New York City? Its a remarkable journey. David Norman Dinkins was born in 1927, joined the Marine Corps in the waning days of World War II, went to Howard University on the G.I. …
How did a scrawny black kidthe son of a barber and a domestic who grew up in Harlem and Trentonbecome the 106th mayor of New York City? Its a remarkable journey. David Norman Dinkins was born in 1927, joined the Marine Corps in the waning days of World War II, went to Howard University on the G.I. Bill, graduated cum laude with a degree in mathematics in 1950, and married Joyce Burrows, whose father, Daniel Burrows, had been a state assemblyman well-versed in the workings of New Yorks political machine. It was his father-in-law who suggested the young mathematician might make an even better politician once he also got his law degree.The political career of David Dinkins is set against the backdrop of the rising influence of a broader demographic in New York politics, including far greater segments of the citys gorgeous mosaic. After a brief stint as a New York assemblyman, Dinkins was nominated as a deputy mayor by Abe Beame in 1973, but ultimately declined because he had not filed his income tax returns on time. Down but not out, he pursued his dedication to public service, first by serving as city clerk. In 1986, Dinkins was elected Manhattan borough president, and in 1989, he defeated Ed Koch and Rudy Giuliani to become mayor of New York City, the largest American city to elect an African American mayor.As the newly-elected mayor of a city in which crime had risen precipitously in the years prior to his taking office, Dinkins vowed to attack the problems and not the victims. Despite facing a budget deficit, he hired thousands of police officers, more than any other mayoral administration in the twentieth century, and launched the Safe Streets, Safe City program, which fundamentally changed how police fought crime. For the first time in decades, crime rates began to falla trend that continues to this day. Among his other major successes, Mayor Dinkins brokered a deal that kept the US Open Tennis Championships in New Yorkbringing hundreds of millions of dollars to the city annuallyand launched the revitalization of Times Square after decades of decay, all the while deflecting criticism and some outright racism with a seemingly unflappable demeanor. Criticized by some for his handling of the Crown Heights riots in 1991, Dinkins describes in these pages a very different version of events.A Mayors Life is a revealing look at a devoted public servant and a New Yorker in love with his city, who led that city during tumultuous times.