Hello Brooklyn, How You Doin’?

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Over the last month and some change, four books have hit the shelves that prominently feature the borough of Brooklyn. If you're looking to get a bead on whether Colm Tóibín's Brooklyn, Joanna Smith-Rakoff's A Fortunate Age, Arthur Phillips's The Song Is You, or Jim Knipfel's Unplugging Philco are worth your time, well, then, this is your lucky day. [NYM]