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August 25, 2010

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - August 25, 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 celebrated 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.

And Then There's This: How Stories Live and Die in Viral Culture
by Bill Wasik

Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown
by Jennifer Scanlon

Black Hole Sun
by David Macinnis Gill

A Gate at the Stairs
by Lorrie Moore

A Long Piece of String
by William Wondriska

by Suzanne Collins

Rat Girl: A Memoir
by Kristin Hersh

The Tiger: A True Story of Vengence and Survival
by John Vaillant

And special mention for this set of three beautiful books edited by WORD crush Simon Van Booy, all from Harper Perennial:

Why Our Decisions Don't Matter
by Simon Van Booy

Why We Fight
by Simon Van Booy

Why We Need Love
by Simon Van Booy

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 comics & graphic novel highlights)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)