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September 22, 2010

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - September 22, 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.

by Barry Lyga

From one of WORD's favorite YA authors, a new middle grade novel. Kyle Camden is one of my favorite characters in a long time, and I suspect most readers (especially reluctant ones) will feel the same way.

Dogfight, A Love Story
by Matt Burgess

A better love letter to Queens was never written. Okay, this might be the first love letter to Queens, period. It's also a moving, raucous, humdinger of a novel.

The Little Prince (graphic novel edition)
by Joann Sfar, adapted from the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I know, Little Prince fans. How DARE he?! But it's a lovely and faithful adaptation.

Mad At Mommy
by Komako Sakai

Sick of your mom sleeping in, and never letting you watch cartoons, and forgetting to wash your clothes? Join the club. This ridiculously cute little bunny is the president.

Pride & Prejudice
by Jane Austen, adapted by Nancy Butler and Hugo Petrus

Yes, it's graphic novel adaptation week. How could we resist this cover?

Salvation City
by Sigrid Nunez

"Are you excited about that book?" Dustin asked me this morning. "Because you should be. EVERYBODY should be."

Up From The Blue
by Susan Henderson

A fantastic debut novel that Christine loved.

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)