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March 6, 2013

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - March 6, 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.

Red Doc>

Red Doc>
by Anne Carson

We can finally breathe again -- we've been waiting for months for this follow up to Carson's much-lauded Autobiography of Red. Your parents age, you encounter people from your pasts, and as Carson writes, "To live past the end of your myth is a perilous thing."

The Fun Parts

The Fun Parts
by Sam Lipsyte

2013 is quite a year (already!) for story collections. If you've already read the new George Saunders, perhaps Lipsyte's "bold, hilarious, and deeply felt fiction" should be next on your list.

Wuthering Heights: A Weather Primer

Wuthering Heights: A Weather Primer
by Jennifer Adams and Alison Oliver (art)

Have you ever wondered what "wuthering" means? Help your little ones learn with this latest addition to the BabyLit series.

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
by Michael Moss

Michael Moss's new book is full of terrifying, fascinating information about how processed food is made, and with what. The wizards behind the food science curtain are wicked smart and sometimes worried about the things they make, but their overlords answer to Wall Street, not the concerned consumer. Pretty much guaranteed to put you off snack foods -- at least for a while.

WORD Brooklyn links:

WORD website
WORD Tumblr
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)