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May 2, 2012

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - May 2nd, 2012

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 recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. 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.

by Kristin Cashore

Molly, Stephanie, and Jenn are all fighting for the honor of writing the shelftalker for Cashore's newest. She's writing some of the most kick-ass heroines in the YA field, and this third book (following Graceling and Fire) has everything we wanted and more.

The Passage of Power
by Robert Caro

For presidential biography junkies (yeah, we know you're out there), the master of doorstopper nonfiction has a new book on LBJ. A limited number of signed copies are available!

Are You My Mother?
by Alison Bechdel

We'll read anything Bechdel writes/draws, and her newest is a layered and fascinating look at her mother and their relationship.

We, the Drowned
by Carsten Jensen

Our favorite tale of Danish sailors is out in paperback! So glad they kept the gorgeous cover.

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)