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February 26, 2014

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - February 26, 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.

Tin Star

Tin Star
by Cecil Castellucci

Says Emily: “Tula Bane is one of my favorite characters of the last few years — she is scrappy and inquisitive and out to make the universe a better place while defending herself and her homeland Earth. Castellucci’s non-human characters are also amazingly well-imagined -- some will make your skin crawl and others will make your heart melt."

The Future of the Mind

The Future of the Mind
by Michio Kaku

We can always count on Michio Kaku to address fascinating scientific topics in accessible ways. Rather than his usual outward explorations of the universe, in his latest, Kaku turns inward and examines one of the biggest mysteries of all: the human mind.


MFA vs NYC: The Two Cultures of American Fiction
edited by Chad Harbach

This collection of essays from n+1 tackles the pros and cons of both trying to make it as a writer in NYC and the rise of MFA programs. Is either "worth it?" If you're a writer, read this one.


by Lorrie Moore

Lorrie Moore returns after fifteen years with a new, stunning short story collection that captures our lives today in a way that won't soon leave us.

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
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)