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October 6, 2010

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - October 5, 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.

Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Never Set Foot On and Never Will
by Judith Schalansky

A fine example of the genus of beautiful books that exist only to be adored and admired.

Creative Nonfiction Issue 39

We're finally carrying this great magazine, which this issue includes a tribute to Norman Mailer and a much-appreciated essay on the growing length of the subtitles of non-fiction books.

Great House
by Nicole Krauss

A new novel from the author of WORD favorite The History of Love.

Illustrated Three-Line Novels
by Felix Feneon, illustrated by Joanna Neborsky

It's hard to improve upon the brilliance of Feneon's collection of short news stories (Luc Sante's translation of which was published by NYRB), but Neborsky's art does just that.

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)