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August 22, 2012

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - August 22nd, 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.

Lionel Asbo: Stage of England
by Martin Amis

Manager emeritus Stephanie says, "This is the best book of his I've read in a long time. It's hilarious."

We Sinners
by Hanna Pylvainen

Owner Christine says, "This debut novel is a spare yet fascinating read about a fundamentalist couple and their nine children living in the modern day Midwest. I think it's a refreshing look at the subject, different from the many recent 'escape-from-the-crazy-religion' stories"

Creepy Carrots!
written by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown

We will read anything Peter Brown illustrates, ever, and his new collaboration with Reynolds is perfect. Slightly sinister and super cute; those of us who grew up on Attack of the Killer Tomatoes will appreciate it in particular.

In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination
by Margaret Atwood

Newly in paperback! Atwood as as good an essayist as she is a fiction writer, and SF/F nerds will appreciate her enduring fascination with the origins and legacy of the genre.

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)