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Amy Sohn

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Gotham: Writers in the City: Amy Sohn and Emma Straub
Head to the Brooklyn Public Library on Saturday to hear two Brooklyn authors - Amy Sohn, right, and Emma Straub - discuss their latest fiction works with WNYC's Leonard Lopate. Sohn will talk about her new novel, "Motherland," a story of five mothers and fathers in Cape Cod, Park Slope and Greenwich Village who find themselves adrift personally and professionally. Straub will dish on "Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures," about a Midwestern girl who becomes a Hollywood star. (Saturday, 4 p.m., FREE, Brooklyn Public Library Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718-230-2100,


Bronx Museum 40th birthday party
Come out to celebrate the Bronx Museum's 40th birthday Friday! Stop by for a FREE evening of art and performances spanning the gamut from break-dancing to spoken word, drumming, Latin jazz and salsa. There will be screenings of videos from the museum's collection and performances. (Friday, 7:30-11:30 p.m., FREE, Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, 718-681-6000,

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