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August 7, 2013

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - August 7, 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.


by Toby Barlow

We were big fans of Sharp Teeth, so we're excited about Barlow's sophomore effort, a sort of a magical realist detective novel set in the middle of the twentieth century in Paris, with witches, ad men who are actually spies, and the most incredible monologues from an inspector who was turned into a flea.


by Claire Vaye Watkins

In her debut collection, Claire Vaye Watkins turns a sharp eye on her home state of Nevada. Molly read just a few pages of this one and now can't wait to get home and read the rest of it.

Turn Around Bright Eyes

Turn Around Bright Eyes
by Rob Sheffield

The author of Talking to Girls About Duran Duran returns with another memoir/pop culture tale -- this one about the mysterious and life-changing powers of karaoke.

The Story of My Assassins

The Story of My Assassins
by Tarun J. Tejpal

Tejpal's widely praised novel begins when a journalist learns he's been shot. The false news prompts him to investigate his own would-be assassins -- a quest that sends him into every corner of modern-day India.

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)