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August 27, 2014

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - August 27, 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.

Girl Talk: Unsolicited Advice for Modern Ladies by Christie Young

Girl Talk: Unsolicited Advice for Modern Ladies by Christie Young
by Christie Young

This illustrated guide dispenses bold, direct advice with muted colors and a dash of wit, including such topic areas as "Friends: What to do with them"; Karaoke; and "your body, your closet."

The Language of Houses

The Language of Houses
by Alison Lurie

When is a house just a room with walls, a floor, and a ceiling? A house is never just anything, let alone a strictly practical hangar for human life. Renowned essayist/thinker (and illustrator) Alison Lurie illuminates how the places where we live make us who we are as much as we make them.

Noise: A Human History of Sound and Listening

Noise: A Human History of Sound and Listening
by David Hendy

Beginning in "prehistory" and extending tom the ear-bud era, this imaginative, loving study explores how, what, and why we listen -- voluntarily or otherwise.

Bleeding Edge

Bleeding Edge
by Thomas Pynchon

What adult currently over the age of drinking remembers New York in 2001, at least the end of that month. But what about before September? Thomas Pynchon re-imagines events quotidian and significant during the year that would be the hinge of the pre- and post-9/11 world, and the 20th and 21st centuries.

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)