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September 17, 2014

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - September 17, 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.

This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. the Climate

This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. the Climate
by Naomi Klein

Klein is 3 for 3 in terms of writing important books for our times. In This Changes Everything, she tackles climate change and capitalism, and she somehow manages to make the reader feel smarter, angrier, and more hope-filled at the same time.

Stone Mattress

Stone Mattress
by Margaret Atwood

After a spate of novels and essay collection, the Canadian master brings out her first story collection in almost a decade -- nine "tales" heavy with meaning, light with humor, and filled with wit and humanity.

Men We Reaped

Men We Reaped
by Jesmyn Ward

Jesmyn Ward tells a difficult, necessary story about the tragedies, triumphs, pain, and power of a Deep South town riddled with poverty, violence, and the dire need for change.

Mix It Up

Mix It Up
by Herve Tullet

The exuberant master of digit drawing returns with a colorful followup to the fantastic Press Here.

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)