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September 11, 2013

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - September 11, 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.

Mira Corpora

Mira Corpora
by Jeff Jackson

Mira Corpora somehow manages to be dreamlike and gripping at the same time, with a voice both breathless and distant.

The Last Animal

The Last Animal
by Abby Geni

Emma Straub recommends this collection of short stories. That's all the convincing we need!

Dissident Gardens

Dissident Gardens
by Jonathan Lethem

This much anticipated novel spans three generations of history while still managing to be an intimate, family story.

Boxers & Saints

Boxers & Saints
by Gene Luen Yang

Yang, whose fantastic American Born Chinese won the Michael L. Printz Award, gives us two books at once with Boxers & Saints. This gorgeous matched set tells the parallel stories of two young people during the Boxer Rebellion.

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)