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November 14, 2012

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - November 14, 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.

Brave New Worlds: Dystopian Stories

Brave New Worlds: Dystopian Stories
edited by John Joseph Adams

You guys know us well enough by now that you are not surprised by this pick, right? If you've always meant to read dystopian literature but never known where to start, this is the collection for you. (Fair warning: If you've already read a ton, it's probably not for you.)

The Book of Gin

The Book of Gin
by Richard Barnett

We don't need to explain this one, do we? GIN!

Brain on Fire

Brain on Fire
by Susannah Cahalan

This is a weird, scary, and true story of how the author lost her mind for a month, and of how far medicine can come in just a short period of time.

Lucky Peach 5: Chinatown

Lucky Peach 5: Chinatown
edited by David Chang

We would buy this for the Chinese Christmas Turkey recipe alone.

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)