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November 19, 2014

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - November 19, 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.

The David Foster Wallace Reader

The David Foster Wallace Reader
by David Foster Wallace

It's generally not possible to fit an ocean in a lake, but a team of editors and a host of advisers have done their collective best, resulting in a thorough, engrossing introduction to the American juggernaut's oeuvre.

Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited and Never Will by

Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited and Never Will by
by Judith Schalansky

No one can do it all, and if you could, you probably wouldn't want to. While that's not the message of Schalansky's illustrated traveler's consolation, it's one of the many implications of its curious, imaginative character. If you can't do it, draw it! Or write it! Or read it!

The Unspeakable

The Unspeakable
by Meghan Daum

Before Lena Dunham or Leslie Jamison there was Meghan Daum who happily reenters the personal-essay fray with this new collection.

Bow-Wow's Nightmare Neighbors

Bow-Wow's Nightmare Neighbors
by Mark Newgaeden and Megan Montague Cash

Newgarden and Cash return with more worldess, Tintin-esque hijinks of Bow Wow and company.

WORD Brooklyn links:

WORD website
WORD Facebook page
WORD on Instagram
WORD Tumblr
WORD Twitter

also at Largehearted Boy:

other Word Bookstores Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)

List of Online "Best of 2014" Book Lists

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)