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February 13, 2013

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - February 13, 2013

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.

Nurse Clementine

Nurse Clementine
by Simon James

Clementine got a nursing kit for her birthday! Her patients may be of all ages and all types, but they've all got one thing in common: all of their bandages need to stay on for One Week.

Vampires in the Lemon Grove

Vampires in the Lemon Grove
by Karen Russell

Russell's new short story collection has all the magical realism and whimsy we wanted, plus a hefty dose of horror! Jenn gives it an A++.

This Is Running For Your Life

This Is Running For Your Life
by Michelle Orange

Says Jami: "Michelle Orange is a crys­tal clear thinker—funny, lucid, warm and enthu­si­as­tic. And This Is Run­ning For Your Life is an impor­tant trea­sure trove of irre­sistible ideas, infor­ma­tion and mem­o­ries. I found it a delight.”

Ninja: 1,000 Years of the Shadow Warrior

Ninja: 1,000 Years of the Shadow Warrior
by John Man

We don't know how you don't at least pick this book up (especially if you are a member of Clan Harkaway)!

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)

Online "Best Books of 2012" Lists

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)