We at RT are always happy when we hear about a new author, but there's something special when the author is from Brooklyn, where RT is based. The latest author to celebrate the borough is Suzanne Corso. The author is getting raves for her debut mainstream novel, Brooklyn Story, which will be out in late December.
The book tells the story of a half-Italian, half-Jewish girl from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn in the late 1970s and her journey to find her place in the world. Brooklyn Story, which is already being looked at for film adaptation, with no less than Penny Marshall and Lorraine Bracco attached, was first written by Corso when she was just 19. Though it has been rewritten and revised, Corso says the essence of her story remained.
To celebrate the impending release, Suzanne recently held a book-launch party at the Anthony Leonard salon on the east side of Manhattan. Attendees got their choice of beauty treatments and received an autographed copy of Brooklyn Story, along with a goody bag full of hair care products and assorted other treats.
Look for a review of Brooklyn Story in the January issue of RT.
- Faygie Levy, RT Executive Editor
Joining author Suzanne Corso (center) in celebrating her book's launch are Jennifer Bergstrom, vice president and editor in chief of Gallery Books, and Louise Burke, executive vice president and publisher of Gallery.