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July 18, 2012

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - July 18, 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.

Shine Shine Shine
by Lydia Netzer

The gossip around the bookseller water-cooler (also known as the Internet) is that this is a debut novel worth picking up. Astronauts and robots and family drama!

Dispatch from the Future
by Leigh Stein

Stein made waves earlier this year with her novel The Fallback Plan, and this is her poetry collection. Random flipping brought Jenn to "Circus Music" and "I'm Ready, Are You? - 23 (Truth or Consequences)," both of which are good enough that she now is going to buy the book.

The Devil All the Time
by Donald Ray Pollock

New in paperback! If you like your summer reading to be full of gore and the deep South and noir, then you should pick this novel up immediately.

by Rachel Hartman

Molly says: "Hartman's worldbuilding is gloriously vivid, her heroine wonderfully complex, and her story so compelling, I may have cursed when I got to the end and realized I have to wait for the sequel."

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)