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February 25, 2015

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - February 25, 2015

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.

Discontent and Its Civilizations

Discontent and Its Civilizations
by Mohsin Hamid

Born in Pakistan, reared in the U.S., and living now in England, Mohsin Hamid has kept his eyes open the whole time, and offers an engrossing, firmly informed take on life in the ever-wider world.

Cured: The People Who Defeated HIV

Cured: The People Who Defeated HIV
by Nathalia Holt

The gripping, extraordinary story of the first patients cured of human immunodeficiency virus.

Call Me Home

Call Me Home
by Megan Kruse

A moving story of a family, told in three voices, each with equal, but distinct, power.

Frog Music

Frog Music
by Emma Donoghue

Accomplished novelist Emma Donoghue takes on San Francisco in the summer of 1876 -- heat waves, an unsolved crime, burlesque, and more.

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)