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July 30, 2014

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - July 30, 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.

White Girls

White Girls
by Hilton Als

Fresh to paperback, this game-changing essay collection/personal exploration is as powerful as it is significant.


by Nick Harkaway

WORD favorite Nick Harkaway delivers another poignant, exciting story rife with human foibles and uncanny twists.

Lucky Us

Lucky Us
by Amy Bloom

A moving, sweet, and sometimes heartbreaking story of the human need to connect, and the human flaws that interfere.

The Illusion of Separateness

The Illusion of Separateness
by Simon Van Booy

Are we really alone as we sometimes feel, or do we live our whole lives intricately bound to others in mysterious, unseen ways? Such are the central questions of this riveting emotional detective story.

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)