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September 24, 2014

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - September 24, 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.


by Kathryn Davis

Sci-Fi in the suburbs, anyone? A Stepford Wives in reverse, Kathryn Davis imagines a Green Acres where the standard-issue "housewife" is the only normal being around.

Against Football

Against Football
by Steve Almond

The title of this apparent polemic comes on strong, but the subtitle, "One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto" reveals that Almond's measured position derives from firsthand experience as a fan.


by Amy Scholder

What lies between a person and a personage, especially for culturally prominent women whose image or persona often obscures their work? This inventive anthology from The Feminist Press invites nine thinkers and writers to assess 9 powerful, vocal women such as bell hooks, Kathy Acker, and Linda Lovelace.


by Grady Hendrix

Just in time for Halloween, Horrorstor imagines a haunted Ikea-like store, and the employees committed to its exorcism.

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)