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November 20, 2013

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - November 20, 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.

A Prayer Journal

A Prayer Journal
by Flannery O'Connor

Written by O'Connor when she was a student at The University of Iowa, this collection of journals recently found among her papers in Georgia give further insight how her faith informed her work as a writer.


by Anne Marie Wirth Cauchon

Emily says, "Anne Marie Wirth Cauchon's debut novel captures perfectly that early adulthood wasteland where you're friends with people and you do things, but you're not really sure why anymore, and either the momentum carries you through or it doesn't, either you emerge at the other end of the tunnel or the walls come crashing down, and there's something about the dialog, the rhythm. I don't know, it's just that the ambivalence and hesitation and put-on confidence are exactly as they should be."

Both Flesh and Not

Both Flesh and Not
by David Foster Wallace

Jenn says, "Whether or not you're interested in tennis or Wittgenstein or any of the other topics he tackles, Wallace's prose is elaborate and entertaining and always worth the price of entry."

Eat & Ink

Eat & Ink
by Birk O'Halloran and Daniel Luke Holton

Proudly tattooed chefs share delicious recipes and personal stories that travel from the tattoo parlor to the kitchen.

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)