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November 13, 2013

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - November 12, 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 Meditating Cat: A Zen Coloring Book

The Meditating Cat: A Zen Coloring Book
by Jean-Vincent Senac

A coloring book that adults are sure to appreciate, a meditating cat sits peacefully through various changing scenes.

A True Novel

A True Novel
by Minae Mizumura

Mizumura makes her English debut with this gorgeously written novel. The book itself is also beautifully put together and makes a great gift literary types with an appreciation for aesthetics.

Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See

Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See
by Juliann Garey

This intense narrative jumps between a reminiscent look at a childhood with an alcoholic father who suffered from bipolar disorder, the main character’s decision to leave his barely-held-together life and ride the whims of his own disease, and finally his shock treatment and institutionalization.


by Nicola Griffith

A deep, stunning work of historical fiction, Griffith's novel's paints a compelling picture of seventh-century Britain and the young woman who would become Saint Hilda of Whitby.

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 of 2013" Book 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)