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October 9, 2013

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - October 9, 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.

Dog Songs

Dog Songs
by Mary Oliver

A must read for dog lovers, a must read for poetry lovers, and especially a must read for those who love both.

The Circle

The Circle
by Dave Eggers

CJ says: This very timely novel follows Mae Holland, a young woman who has been hired to work at The Circle, a Google-like company based in California. What initially seems to be a dream job quickly becomes Mae's entire life, and her privacy becomes a thing of the past. I raced through this novel. Eggers has written a suspenseful, creepy story, and I love the places he is going as a writer.

The Best American Infographics 2013

The Best American Infographics 2013
edited by Gareth Cook

New to the Best American series, the infographics included in this book contain information about everything from the Breaking Bad body count to the most common birthdays.

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
by Ayana Mathis

Told in twelve threads from the perspectives of Hattie's children, this novel reveals an original, compelling version of the American dream, with all its hope and disappointment illuminated.

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)