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April 27, 2011

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - April 27, 2011

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 fourth 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.

WORD also hosts the monthly Largehearted Lit reading series, featuring authors who participated in this blog's Book Notes series and musical guests.

The Hottest Dishes of the Tatar Cuisine
by Alina Bronsky

Europa's 100th book, and it's a doozy! Both Jenn and Stephanie are fans -- Hottest Dishes features a narrator you'll love to hate. Sharply comic with a twist of Soviet realism.

President Is a Sick Man
by Matthew Algeo

Did you know Grover Cleveland secretly had surgery for cancer on a boat? Us neither. File under: things you never realized you didn't know (but totally need to) about U.S. history.

Cloudy With a Chance of Marriage
by Kieran Kramer

Tale of Two Lovers
by Maya Rodale

Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart
by Sarah MacLean

We do love us some Regency romance. Here are three of our new favorites, guaranteed to please (ahem). You can also catch all three ladies at WORD tonight, Wednesday April 27th!

The Great Frustration: Stories
by Seth Fried

With glowing endorsements from staff favorites Charles Yu and Alan Heathcock, we can't imagine passing this one up. Plus, have you noticed how perfect short stories are for the subway?

by Allan Ahlberg and Bruce Ingman

What have all your favorite fairy-tale characters been up to? Catch up with them in this fun new picture book, which instead of "Once upon a time" starts every story with "Previously..."

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)

List of online "best of 2010" book lists

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)