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September 5, 2012

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - September 5, 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.

Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures
by Emma Straub

Beloved by our staff, this novel follows the life of a small-town Midwestern girl who makes it big in Hollywood. Who are you when you're famous, and what does success do to you? Dreamy and captivating.

Love Goes to Buildings on Fire
by Will Hermes

This book has been an in-store hit since it first came out, and now it's in paperback! For music fans, NYC-lovers, and scenesters.

The Broken Lands
by Kate Milford

Milford is a local favorite of ours, and others agree -- Cory Doctorow blurbed her first novel, The Boneshaker. Her new YA novel takes place in nineteenth century New York and follows the adventures of the young card-hustler Sam and firebug Jin as they fight to save our city from the forces of darkness.

by Zadie Smith

We've all been anxiously awaiting Smith's newest, and it's finally here! Weaving in and out of London's hierarchies, NW (pronounced Northwest) explores the spaces in a city where everything overlaps, everything changes, and no one can stay the same

The Rapture of the Nerds
by Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross

Speaking of Cory Doctorow, his newest is a collaboration with fellow tech-thinker/author Charles Stross. Meet Huw, a grouchy technophobic Welshman charged with the task of evaluating potential, highly advanced, highly dubious technologies. Hijinks can only ensue!

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)