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July 16, 2014

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - July 16, 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.

Dirty Wings

Dirty Wings
by Sarah McCarry

WORD favorite Sarah McCarry follows 2013's All Our Pretty Songs with this stirring, punked-up recast of the Persephone myth.

Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever

Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever
by Tom Neely and Friends

A cabal of comic artists and illustrators take the mickey out of mainstream countercultures most serious personages.

The Mad and the Bad

The Mad and the Bad
by Jean-Patrick Manchette

As brutal as American Psycho with the craft of Raymond Chandler, this New York Review Books reissue restores an unsettling masterpiece to the pantheon.

Virtual Unreality

Virtual Unreality
by Charles Seife

Most conversations. debates, pontifications, reports. and mere anecdotes inspire a particularly contemporary response -- is it true, or is it Internet true? Charles Seife's study examines the notion of veracity in the age of Wikipedia expertise.

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)