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October 24, 2012

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - October 24, 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.

Who Could That Be at This Hour?
by Lemony Snicket

How did Lemony Snicket get the way he did? Find out in this new series that we cannot wait to be depressed by.

by Nick Harkaway

Angelmaker is out in paperback! If you like trains, spies, bees, coffee, bad-ass heroes, and/or philosophy, you need to read this book immediately. If you don't like any of those things, you should probably read it anyway.

The Elephant Keepers' Children
by Peter Hoeg

Whoever wrote the flap copy for this book deserves to be commended for this humdinger of a sentence: "The search for their missing parents pits the siblings against an angry bishop, a deranged headmaster, two love-struck police officers, and a deluded aristocrat as they uncover conspiracies, terrorist plots, and much more along the way."

by Lydia Millet

The final book in the cycle that began with How the Dead Dream and Ghost Lights has arrived, and its cover is just as ridiculously gorgeous as the other two. We'll bet that the insides match.

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)