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July 31, 2013

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - July 31, 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 sixth 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: @wordbookstores.

WORD also hosts the monthly Largehearted Lit reading series, featuring authors who participated in this blog's Book Notes series and musical guests.

A Marker to Measure Drift

A Marker to Measure Drift
by Alexander Maksik

This expert novel follows a disturbed refugee as she wanders homeless and shell shocked among tourists after fleeing the hell on earth of a country in violent upheaval.

The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Soccer is Wrong

The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Soccer is Wrong
by Chris Anderson and David Sally

In the tradition of Moneyball and Watching Baseball Smarter, business and economics professors Anderson and Sally teach you more than you thought you wanted to know about soccer.

All Our Pretty Songs

All Our Pretty Songs
by Sarah McCarry

Molly and Jenn are super-excited about Sarah McCarry's fantastic debut novel, which melds mythology and punk rock magic. All Our Pretty Songs is a reworking of the Orpheus myth, a vibrant evocation of early-'90s Seattle, and a story about the kind of best-friendship you might dream of having (and fear losing).

Prospect Park: Olmsted and Vaux's Brooklyn Masterpiece

Prospect Park: Olmsted and Vaux's Brooklyn Masterpiece
by David P. Colley, Elizabeth Keegin Colley

If you're a fan of Brooklyn and Prospect Park, this is the perfect book for you. It's full of gorgeous photos and compelling history.

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)