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August 6, 2014

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - August 6, 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.

Bad Feminist

Bad Feminist
by Roxane Gay

"Everything that is happening right now" is suitable subtitle for this new collection of essays that fits volumes of ideas, critiques, and analyses into an arresting 300 pages.

What We See When We Read

What We See When We Read
by Peter Mendelsund

Assuming you missed the 1958 film version, what does Santiago look like in your mind? What did Harry Potter look like B.D.R. (before Daniel Radcliffe)? Peter Mendelsund, a master cover designer himself, investigates the subconscious play of the reading life.

2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas

2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas
by Marie-Helene Bertino

Lives converge during a snowy Christmas in Philadelphia -- each one at its particular meridian of change, crisis, or celebration -- in this debut novel by Marie-Helene Bertino, whose 2012 short story collection, Safe As Houses, remains a WORD favorite.

Shocked: Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead

Shocked: Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead
by David Casaret

Dr. David Casaret explores the distinctly modern possibility of resuscitation, that, as never before in (scientifically verified) history has medical knowledge and technology allowed lives to be saved after they are lost.

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)