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August 8, 2012

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - August 8th, 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.

Liar & Spy
by Rebecca Stead

Stead is a staff favorite for her Newbery Medal-winning children's novel When You Reach Me. Her newest, Liar & Spy, is slightly mysterious, a little sweet, and all about those weird friendships that stay with you the rest of your life.

Dora: A Headcase
by Lidia Yuknavitch

Yuknavitch's memoir The Chronology of Water made a big splash (haha!) last year, and this is her novel, and we kind of love that she's decided to retell Freud.

More Baths Less Talking
by Nick Hornby

Another collection of Hornby's Believer column! Books, sports, pop culture, pretty much everything we love about Hornby's writing is herein for your reading pleasure.

The Orphan Master's Son
by Adam Johnson

If Green Apple's video recommendation for this book, doesn't convince you to read The Orphan Master's Son, nothing will. Newly in paperback!

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)