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August 19, 2015

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - August 19, 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.

Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout

Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout
by Lauren Redniss

A superbly animated (and adventurous) tale based on the lives and love of Marie and Pierre Curie.


by John Wyndham

Matthew has an imaginary friend named Chocky, who turns out to be not so imagined, and, at times, all that friendly.

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
by Bryan Stevenson

Attorney and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative Bryan Stevenson tells the story of one of his most challenging and transformative clients.


by Sara Jaffe

A story of coming of age in Portland, Oregon in the early '90s -- the actual, often unfunny '90s.

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)