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April 1, 2015

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - April 1, 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.


by Una LaMarche

Part memoir, part self-send-up, Una LaMarche's Unabrow tells a charming, loving story.

H Is for Hawk

H Is for Hawk
by Helen Macdonald

A sometimes-harrowing, all-the-time engrossing reflection on family lost and family found.

Words Without Music

Words Without Music
by Philip Glass

The master of compositional modernism tells his story.

There is Simply Too Much to Think About

There is Simply Too Much to Think About
by Saul Bellow

The collected nonfiction writing (including some interviews) from the Nobel winner.

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)