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May 27, 2015

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - May 27th, 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.

The Bloody Chamber

The Bloody Chamber
by Angela Carter

A beautifully designed reissue of Carter's story collection, introduced by avowed disciple Kelly Link.


by Sophokles (translated by Anne Carson)

Classicalist/intellectual treasure Anne Carson renders Antigone, a name she translates as "against birth" or "instead of being born".

Thirteen Days in September

Thirteen Days in September
by Lawrence Wright

Lawrence Wright analyzes the historic 1978 meeting at Camp David that led to peaceful relations between Israel and Egypt.

The Water Knife

The Water Knife
by Paolo Bacigalupi

An unfortunately timely story based on water shortages in the Southwest.

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)

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)