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February 24, 2010

Largehearted Word Books of the Week - February 24th, 2010

In the Largehearted Word series, the staff of Brooklyn's WORD bookstore highlights several new books released this week.

WORD is an independent neighborhood bookstore in Greenpoint, the northernmost neighborhood of Brooklyn, that will celebrate its third anniversary this March. Our primary goal is to be whatever our community needs us to be, which currently means carrying a lot of paperback fiction (especially classics), cookbooks, board books, and absurdly cute cards and stationery. In addition, we're fiends for a good event, from the classic author reading and Q&A to potlucks and a basketball league (and anything set in a bar). We're a small operation, just 1000 square feet and four people, but we read too much, so it all works out. If a weekly dose of WORD here isn't enough for you, follow us on Twitter: @wordbrooklyn.

The Infinities
by John Banville

New Banville would be exciting enough, but this one features the Greek pantheon. Much rejoicing!

Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology
by Jennifer K. Stuller

For the Women in Refrigerators fan in your life, which hopefully includes you.

Lucha Loco: The Free Wrestlers of Mexico
by Malcolm Venville

This collection of photos of luchadores is so fantastic, and just has to be seen to be fully appreciated.

The Secret History of the World
by Mark Booth

Revisionist history at its finest, which is to say, at its most awesome, absurd, and somehow plausible.

The Secret Lives of People in Love
by Simon Van Booy

A new edition of a short story collection from one of the most delightful authors we know.

WORD Brooklyn links:

WORD website
WORD blog
WORD on Twitter
WORD's Facebook page
WORD's Flickr photos

also at Largehearted Boy:

other Largehearted Word Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)

52 Books, 52 Weeks (my yearly reading project)
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly new comics & graphic novel highlights)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)