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June 25, 2014

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - June 25, 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.

Green Girl

Green Girl
by Kate Zambreno

Described as a portrait of a young girl undergoing "the agony of becoming," Green Girl maintains a disarming levity among the emotion and intensity of the story.

The Sound of Things Falling

The Sound of Things Falling
by Juan Gabriel Vasquez

Chad says: "The Sound of Things Falling [narrates] Antonio Yammara's search for answers, and the ensuing pages are tragic: a sad, soft-spoken meditation on Colombia, memory, trauma, and flights in and out of each."

Poking a Dead Frog

Poking a Dead Frog
by Mike Sacks

This compilation of interviews with contemporary comic greats in all media -- television (Amy Poehler), literature (George Saunders), illustrators (Roz Chast) -- takes readers inside the minds and offices of some of the best comedians and artists working today.

Flamentti, or the Dandyism of the Poor

Flamentti, or the Dandyism of the Poor
by Hugo Ball

Written in 1918 by Hugo Ball, the co-founder of the famous Zurich Cabaret Voltaire and the co-author of the Dada Manifesto, this reissued work includes charming illustrations and a keen new translation. A great fable of the debauchery of early-20th century Bohemia.

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)