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February 1, 2012

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - February 1st, 2012

In the Largehearted Word series, the staff of Brooklyn's WORD bookstore highlights several new books released this week.

WORD is an independent neighborhood bookstore in Greenpoint, the northernmost neighborhood of Brooklyn, that will celebrate its fifth anniversary in March 2012. Our primary goal is to be whatever our community needs us to be, which currently means carrying a lot of paperback fiction (especially classics), cookbooks, board books, and 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). We're a small operation, just 1000 square feet and four people, but we read too much, so it all works out. If a weekly dose of WORD here isn't enough for you, follow us on Twitter: @wordbrooklyn.

WORD also hosts the monthly Largehearted Lit reading series, featuring authors who participated in this blog's Book Notes series and musical guests.


Townie
by Andre Dubus III

Jenn says: "This is one of my all-time favorite memoirs. Dubus writes vividly of his family's financial and emotional struggle and his own journey into and out of violence, as well as the process of discovering his writing gift." Newly released in paperback.


Paris Versus New York
by Vahram Muratyan


The jacket copy sums this up pretty well: "Details, cliches, contradictions." Boulette vs. burger; Godard vs. Woody; hiver vs. winter; the combinations are endless, entertaining, and sometimes surprising.


A Wrinkle in Time: 50th Anniversary Edition
by Madeleine L'Engle

It's hard for us to talk about our love for the Grand Dame of kids' sci-fi without getting all choked up. Suffice it to say, a 50th anniversary couldn't have happened to a nicer book.


Embassytown
by China Mieville

This was Jenn's favorite science fiction novel of 2011, and if you let her talk about it long enough she will try to convince you it was also objectively The Best. Linguistics in outer space! It's amazing.


WORD Brooklyn links:

WORD website
WORD blog
WORD on Twitter
WORD's Facebook page
WORD's Flickr photos


also at Largehearted Boy:

other Largehearted Word Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)

List of online "best of 2011" book lists

52 Books, 52 Weeks (my yearly reading project)
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
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)


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