Books About Brooklyn, in All Its Odd Glory

The Brooklyn Public Library will award the Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize to fiction that reflects the borough's values—whatever that may mean. Here are eight more books, already published, that do the same

Blood and Sand

The great deserts of the American West are the setting of several new nonfiction books.

Heart of the Country

By channeling two of America's great populist poets, Whitman and Springsteen, the novelist Richard Ford finds beauty and mystery everywhere—even New Jersey.

The Blue Bulldog

Patrick Lynch, who leads the biggest police union in the nation, thinks all the people complaining about police brutality should be afraid. Very afraid