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October 23, 2013

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - October 23, 2013

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 recently celebrated its sixth anniversary. 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: @wordbookstores.

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


Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook

Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook
by Rick Mast, Michael Mast, Thomas Keller

Flipping through this book will give any chocolate lover a severe craving. Not only does this book have recipes, but it also contains family stories and gorgeous photographs.


The Lady and Her Monsters

The Lady and Her Monsters
by Roseanne Montillo

Montillo introduces the reader to a world in which science, art, and spectacle collide, providing the perfect backdrop for Mary Shelley to write her great novel, Frankenstein. This is a great literary read for the Halloween season.


The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt

You've been waiting (impatiently, we might add) for Tartt's next novel, and now it's here! The story follows Theo, who loses his mother at thirteen and is taken in by her wealthy friend. He fixates on small painting that reminds him of her, and initially it brings solace. However, it eventually leads him into an artistic, criminal underworld full of danger and suspense.


House of Earth

House of Earth
by Woody Guthrie

As Woody Guthrie's only finished novel, House of Earth is a true gem. He paints a tragic but beautiful depiction of Dust Bowl America that is reminiscent of the sharp voice present in his music.


WORD Brooklyn links:

WORD website
WORD Tumblr
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)

Online "Best Books of 2012" 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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