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August 26, 2015

WORD Bookstores Books of the Week - August 26, 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 Last Love Song

The Last Love Song
by Tracy Daugherty

Seasoned essayist Tracy Daugherty brings out the first biography of the great Joan Didion.

Out on the Wire

Out on the Wire
by Jessica Abel

A fantastically illustrated examination of the contemporary personages of storytelling-based programs on public radio, from This American Life to Radiolab.

Lair of Dreams

Lair of Dreams
by Libba Bray

An epic-scale story of divination, secrecy, dreams, and the fight for life.


by Justin Taylor

WORD favorite Justin Taylor's story collection gets the paperback treatment.

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)