"'Have You Found Her' reminds us why we as a culture are drawn to memoir - these beautiful, imperfect characters will remain a fixture in your head. The story continues to live beyond its pages, because the reader is left with the sensation that these very real women still are walking around, thinking about each other, and will for the rest of their lives." -- Newsday
Once again you are invited to come hear some of New York's finest published authors read in a beautiful old waterfront bar. The next SUNDAYS AT SUNNY'S reading will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 4. Featured authors include Janice Erlbaum (Girlbomb, Have You Found Her).
Have You Found Her is a profound examination of mentorship and friendship; love and deception; and the bonds between women. More than anything, Janice's journey raises the question: how far does one go to save a soul? Erlbaum's debut , Girlbomb: A Halfway Homeless Memoir, was deemed "both tragic and uplifting" by Elle Magazine and named one of the New York Public Library's 25 Books to Remember.
Sundays at Sunny's is directed by Gabriel Cohen (Boombox, The Graving Dock, Storms Can't Hurt the Sky: A Buddhist Path Through Divorce).
The series, co-sponsored by BookCourt bookstore (www.bookcourt.org) (718-875-3677), will continue on the first Sunday of every month at 3:00 p.m at Sunny's, a legendary old bar on the Brooklyn waterfront in Red Hook at 253 Conover Street (between Beard & Reed Streets). You can buy books and get them signed by the authors. Suggested donation: $4. The bar (cash) will be open. Free coffee and Italian pastries and cookies will be provided. Bar telephone (only available when the bar is open): 718-625-8211.
Getting to Sunny's is easy:
By bus: take the B61 toward Red Hook from Atlantic Ave. & Court St. (or from the A train midtrain exit at Jay Street Borough Hall). Get off near the end of the line at Van Brunt & Beard streets., walk 1 block right and 1/2 block left. Or take the B77 bus down 9th Street from Park Slope (or from the Smith and 9th Street F train stop--exit at the rear of the train and come down the stairs to street level and the corner bus stop.) Take the bus in the direction of Van Brunt Street and Red Hook. (Sunny's is right around the corner from the big Fairway supermarket at the end of Van Brunt.)
If you're driving: From Manhattan, take the Brooklyn Bridge and get off at the Court Street exit--then take a left on Cadman Plaza West, which will turn into Court St. Go about a mile, past Atlantic Avenue, and take a right on Sackett Street. Continue straight for five blocks, across the overpass over the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, and take a left on Van Brunt Street. Continue down almost to the end of Van Brunt (you'll see the waterfront and the Fairway supermarket up ahead) and take a right on Reed Street. Go one block and take a right on Conover Street--you'll see a big sign that says BAR. That's Sunny's.
Official Website: http://www.girlbomb.com
Added by LACerand on April 15, 2008