e-Staff Picks: The Water Castle, Megan Frazer Blakemore
Jenny says: “A middle grade novel with elements of mystery, fantasy, and sci-fi, The Water Castle has it all: the fountain of youth, fitting in at a new school, secret diaries, making friends, hidden passageways, underground laboratories, genetic mutations, and more.”
Chad says: “Originally released in 1981 to praise from a certain Graham Greene, Minotaur, through a series of different narrative perspectives, depicts a haunting kind of love—one shared between a young woman and a notably older, (notably obsessive) secret agent. Let me be clear: there is a Lamborghini in this novel, and it’s kind of awesome. Minotaur also renders the political climate of Tel Aviv in the early 20th century, adolescence, love, violence, so much more—and it all comes together remarkably well through Tammuz’s immensely readable writing style.”
On Tuesday, May 21st, at 7 p.m., Alexandra Penfold and Siobhan Wallace will cruise into Greenpoint for a celebration of New York á la Cart. Stop in for a look inside some of the best street food in the city — and for treats from Coolhaus NYC!
Wednesday, May 22, at 7 p.m., the witty Dave Roman swings by the store for the release of his latest graphic novel, Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry. Get thirsty, ‘cause there will be party refreshments. Oh, and there will be drawing, so bring a pen.
Thursday, May 23rd, might mark our zombie-est, literature-iest in-store event yet. Get here by 7 p.m. for a reading from A Questionable Shape, the debut novel from Bennett Sims. Following that, Sims will be in conversation with Electric Literature’sHalimah Marcus. Lastly, test your knowledge of the undead with some Zombie Trivia. Winner gets a free book! Don’t miss this!
On Sunday, May 26th, at 2 p.m., screenwriter and prose writer Pete Jensen will be hosting a Gotham Writers Workshop in fiction. Join the group to share some of your works-in-progress, hear those of others, get some tips, and generate some new ideas.