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July 1, 2015

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - July 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.

The Star Side of Bird Hill

The Star Side of Bird Hill
by Naomi Jackson

A Brooklyn-to-Barbados story of family and sacrifice, full of lyricism and traces of mystery.

Wondering Who You Are

Wondering Who You Are
by Sonya Lea

The author's husband wakes from surgery with near-total amnesia, especially about his marriage and home life, which was often not entirely harmonious. An uncanny story!


by Daniel Jose Older

Emily says: In a Caribbean immigrant community in the heart of Brooklyn, our heroine Sierra has just learned of a long-hidden familial and cultural history of Shadowshaper magic. Something is amiss, her grandfather's friends keep disappearing, and tapping into the talent that her own mother shunned may be Sierra's only hope of helping. It's fun to walk around Brooklyn after living in Older's world -- each painted wall has the possibility of spirit and breath.

The Princess and the Pony

The Princess and the Pony
by Kate Beaton

The creator of the Hark, a Vagrant comic series applies her gifts to an allegorical tale for kids.

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)