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August 28, 2013

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - August 28, 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.

The Telling Room

The Telling Room
by Michael Paterniti

Jenn says, "This is a memoir about cheese and betrayal and Old World vs. New World and narrative, and it's pretty great."

Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives

Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives
edited by Sarah Weinman

For everyone riding the Gone Girl wave, Sarah Weinman's new collection digs into the roots of women in noir.


by Zadie Smith

Now in paperback! Not only is this a great novel, but an incredible exercise in voice.

Rivington Was Ours

Rivington Was Ours
by Brendan Jay Sullivan

This is Sullivan's love letter to his version of New York City, a place that is always changing but continually attracts each new generation of artists.

Claire of the Sea Light

Claire of the Sea Light
by Edwidge Danticat

Danticat's novel paints of portrait of a small, seaside town, the people who live there, and the mystery behind a young girl who disappears one night. She is a natural and moving storyteller.

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)