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January 29, 2014

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - January 29, 2014

In the Largehearted Word series, the staff of Brooklyn's WORD bookstore highlights several new books released this week.

WORD Bookstores are independent neighborhood bookstores in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Jersey City, New Jersey. Our primary goal is to be whatever our communities needs us to be, which currently means carrying everything from fiction to nonfiction to 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). If a weekly dose of WORD here isn't enough for you, follow us on Twitter: @wordbookstores.

Silence Once Begun

Silence Once Begun
by Jesse Ball

Jenn says, "Silence Once Begun pulls off its meta-fictional structure and then some. Following the journey of journalist Jesse Ball as he investigates a strange crime in Japan, it contemplates the lengths to which people will go -- and why."

Me, Myself, and Why: Searching for the Science of Self

Me, Myself, and Why: Searching for the Science of Self
by Jennifer Ouellette

Using Ouellette's own journey to self-discovery as thread to follow, this fascinating book delves into the tiniest of things that set us apart from each other.

How Best to Avoid Dying

How Best to Avoid Dying
by Owen Egerton

This strange collection of stories digs deep into questions of both life and death. Egerton's prose is funny but super creepy, a roller coaster ride you'll want to be strapped in for.

Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation

Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation
by Judith Mackrell

Mackrell explores the lives of Josephine Baker, Tallulah Bankhead, Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard, Zelda Fitzgerald, and Tamara de Lempicka, six women who set the stage in the 1920s for the impending women's sexual revolution.

WORD Brooklyn links:

WORD website
WORD Tumblr
WORD on Twitter
WORD's Facebook page
WORD's Flickr photos

also at Largehearted Boy:

other Word Bookstores 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)