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July 8, 2015

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - July 8, 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 Secret History of Wonder Woman

The Secret History of Wonder Woman
by Jill Lepore

A thorough, engrossing character biography of the world's treasured super-heroine.


by Edan Lepucki

Edan Lepucki's portrayal of "a painful possible future" hits paperback.

A,B,C: Three Short Novels

A,B,C: Three Short Novels
by Samuel R. Delany

The sci-fi juggernaut's first three novels under one cover.

The Invaders

The Invaders
by Karolina Waclawiak

Karolina Waclawiak follows up on How to Get Into the Twin Palms with a searing, troubling (and funny) depiction of the darker side to genteel New England life.

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)