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October 3, 2012

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - October 3rd, 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.

by Sherman Alexie

Alexie is an all-time favorite of ours, and this new GIANT collection has stories both previously published and brand new. Plus, it's really fun to take photos with.

That's Not a Feeling
by Dan Josefson

If you're not paying attention to Soho Press's paperback originals, you should be. Dan Josefson's debut has blurbs from Tom Bissell, David Foster Wallace, and Jim Shepard -- in other words, you might want to read it.

The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There
by Catherynne Valente

Molly and Jenn are obsessed with this series. Valente has managed to channel the joys of the storytelling of C.S. Lewis and Lewis Carroll, while giving her fairytale a darkly humorous, modern update that is thoroughly compelling and entertaining for kids and adults.

by J. Robert Lennon

This whacked-out, intellectual thriller is at the top of Jenn's list for the fall. If you've been among the many enjoying Tana French, or love a weird story well-told, you must must must read this (and all of Lennon's work).

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)