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September 1, 2010

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - September 1, 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.

The Awakening
by Kate Chopin

A beautiful new edition of one of our best novellas.

The Chosen One
by Carol Lynch Williams

Now in paperback, the riveting story of a thirteen-year-old girl brought up in a polygamist Mormon community who has to decide what to do when she is suddenly promised in marriage to her elderly uncle.

Dante's Divine Comedy

Apparently, all Dante needed was some fedoras. Delightful!

by Jonathan Franzen

What can we add? Has already sold out. (Don't worry, more coming today.)

The Odious Ogre
by Norton Juster, illustrated by Jules Feiffer

From the same set of geniuses who gifted the world with The Phantom Tollbooth.

Skippy Dies
by Paul Murray

A solid, often hilarious novel. The prose is surprising and imaginative, much like the story—just when you think you have it sorted, it'll surprise you. Don't let Freedom completely overshadow this deserving book.

Star Wars Millennium Falcon YT-1300: A 3-D Owner's Guide

This amazing book is being displayed in the children's section, but we have a suspicion that we know who most parents will be buying it for.

When The Game Was Ours
by Larry Bird and Earvin Magic Johnson with Jackie MacMullan

The rivalry between these two epitomized almost every clash possible in the game of basketball. How can you not want to hear what they thought of it?

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)