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March 10, 2010

Largehearted Word Books of the Week - March 10th, 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.

Big Machine
by Victor LaValle

Very excited to have this in paperback. Love the next cover. Everyone who has walked in today has picked it up.

by Dave Cullen

One of my favorite nonfiction books of last year, now in PB.

Don't Cry
by Mary Gaitskill

Love her. Another great new paperback this week. Jealous of anybody who is shopping off new release tables this week.

Laura Rider's Masterpiece
by Jane Hamilton

Anna and I think this was one of the most criminally overlooked books of last year. Hysterically funny in the vein of the best screwball comedies and, at its heart, incredibly thoughtful about the responsibilities of authors to themselves, the people they love, and their work.

The Shaking Woman Or A History Of My Nerves
by Siri Hustvedt

This book is so good that you'll keep saying "just two more pages" until you finally look up and realized you've gulped it all down in one sitting.

10% off any book in this post when you enter the secret code PAPERBACKS RULE in the comments field at checkout!

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)