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September 18, 2013

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - September 18, 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.

Bleeding Edge

Bleeding Edge
by Thomas Pynchon

Whether you're a die-hard fan or new to his oeuvre, Bleeding Edge is a must-read. Part cyberpunk novel, part memorial to pre-9/11 New York, and all Pynchon.

Men We Reaped

Men We Reaped
by Jesmyn Ward

Jenn says: "Men We Reaped is an incredibly moving memoir, as well as an indictment of racial and economic inequality in the South. It's by no means a comfortable reading experience, but I can't think of a single person I wouldn't recommend it to."

Hawthorn & Child

Hawthorn & Child
by Keith Ridgway

This is a mystery novel unlike any you've ever read. It's also a great one to start with if you're usually not a mystery reader. Its strangeness is reminiscent of Beckett's work, and Ridgway is a masterful storyteller.


by Art Spiegelman

The definition of co-mix is "To mix together. As in words and pictures." This oversized, beautiful book is going to look great in your collection, and you'll learn a thing or two about the medium.

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)