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July 25, 2012

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - July 25, 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.

Sorry Please Thank You
by Charles Yu

Yu has been a staff favorite since his novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe came out, and his new collection of short stories does not disappoint. Always clever, sometimes experimental, frequently science-fiction-inspired, and possessed of a huge beating heart.

Broken Harbor
by Tana French

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah new Tana French!!! If you're not already reading her Irish detective novels, the summer is the perfect time to start. Pick up In the Woods and don't stop until you get through Broken Harbor.

by Stephen King

Several of our customers have declared this their favorite Stephen King in years, and now there's a (slightly-more-subway-friendly) paperback edition to add to your collection.

How To Get Into the Twin Palms
by Karolina Waclawiak

Full of the trials and tribulations of Anya as she struggles to juggle her Polish roots with a hip modern American identity, we are declaring this novel a Greenpoint novel even though it takes place in LA. Hear Karolina read from and talk about her book tonight at WORD at 7 p.m.!

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)