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July 9, 2014

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - July 9, 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.


by Edan Lepucki

A subtle post-Apocalypse narrative, where "the end" is more the setting than the plot, Edan Lepucki's Colbert Report favorite tells of how our circumstances, and how we respond to them, affect our relationships.

Nobody is Ever Missing

Nobody is Ever Missing
by Catherine Lacey

What does it mean to go missing these days, to deliberately disappear, or attempt so, anyway? Catherine Lacey's stirring novel explores the despondency, courage, and determination that leads to frightening but necessary change.

Girls Standing on Lawns

Girls Standing on Lawns
by Maira Kalman and Daniel Handler

Maira Kalman, who's known for illustrating such seemingly prosaic texts as Elements of Style, pairs with Daniel Handler. aka Lemony Snicket, on this MOMA-produced project that animates and imagines the circumstances of the title scenario -- girls standing on lawns.


by Rainbow Rowell

Rowell excels at smart and funny, and Landline is no exception. Relationships, Hollywood, and telephone-induced time travel make this novel a great summer read.

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)