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September 4, 2013

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - September 4, 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.

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild
by Peter Brown

Mr. Tiger is tired of being so proper all of the time, so he decides to take off his suit, bow tie, and top hat and run wild! Peter Brown's imaginative illustrations help tell a story about embracing our inner wildness from time to time.

This Is How You Lose Her

This Is How You Lose Her
by Junot Diaz

Diaz depicts love in its many forms: irresistible, comical, sorrowful, unrequited, unsure, reckless, and most of all, unavoidable.


by David Shields, Shane Salerno

This oral biography digs deeper into the mystery of Salinger than ever before, with interviews from those who previously refused to go on record and never before seen photos.

The End of Men

The End of Men
by Hanna Rosin

Rosin's controversial new book exploring the shifting power dynamics between men and women is now out in paperback.

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)