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June 11, 2014

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - June 11, 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.

My Salinger Year

My Salinger Year
by Joanna Rakoff

What would you do if you were responsible for answering Salinger's fan mail? Rakoff actually had that job -- and it changed her life.

The Silent History

The Silent History
by Eli Horowitz, Matthew Derby, and Kevin Moffett

Originally conceived of and published as an app, this collaborative novel tells the story of an epidemic that robs a generation of children of their ability to produce and understand speech.

To Be A Cat

To Be A Cat
by Matt Haig

From the author of staff favorite The Humans (where the narrator was an alien inhabiting a human's body), we get a chapter book about a kid who thinks life might be easier and simpler if he was a cat. Whether or not that is true is a question that only reading the book can answer!

Revok: Made in Detroit

REVOK: Made in Detroit

A limited edition with each copy sprayed and stickered by Detroit street artist REVOK, he takes brightly colored found objects and makes them into art resembling a patchwork quilt. Definitely one worth checking out in person -- and sold only through independent channels!

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)

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)