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May 30, 2012

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - May 30th, 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.

The Sense of an Ending
by Julian Barnes

The 2011 Booker prize is now out in paperback. We recommend Emma Straub's notes on it from the Tournament of Books are worth reading, if you're on the fence.

Blue Nights
by Joan Didion

Another paperback release! Jenn says: "As you might already suspect if you're a fan, Didion writes with such quiet grace and insight that you can't help but be engaged. If you've lost someone near and dear (and who among us hasn't), this memoir will be both familiar and a companion in grief."

Once Upon a River
by Bonnie Jo Campbell

It's a really great time for paperback releases, isn't it? Stephanie says: "Fierce and bright, just like its protagonist. I tore through it, twice."

Chloe, Instead
Micah Player

Chloe used to be an only child, but now she has a sister -- and her sister couldn't be more different from her. A brightly beautiful book on learning to love the new people in our lives.

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)