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July 23, 2014

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - July 23, 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.

How a Mother Weaned Her Girl From Fairy Tales

How a Mother Weaned Her Girl From Fairy Tales
by Kate Bernheimer

The tale is in the telling, and this new collection of lyrical, exhilarating fairy tales makes use of the moribund, ruthless aspects of the Brothers Grimm and the lilting, calmative qualities of Mother Goose.

Levels of Life

Levels of Life
by Julian Barnes

Master storyteller Julian Barnes applies his erudite, unsparing hand to the wrenching experiences of growing older and losing what one loves and cherishes to passing time and to death.

Hunted Down

Hunted Down
by Charles Dickens

"What young men will do, sometimes, to ruin themselves and break their friends" ... Charles Dickens, of course! But this time it's in the setting of the classic detective tales, "stories in which the men of the law make their mark."

Doug Unplugs on the Farm

Doug Unplugs on the Farm
by Dan Yaccarino

Doug Unplugs on the Farm is the perfect fable to inspire the Minecraft generation to reacquaint themselves -- or acquaint themselves -- with the world beyond the Apple product.

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)