As Lucy Muchelney watches her ex-lover’s sham of a wedding, she wishes herself anywhere else. It isn’t until she finds a letter from the Countess of Moth, looking for someone to translate a groundbreaking French astronomy text, that she knows where to go. Showing up at the Countess’ London home, she hoped to find a challenge, not a woman who takes her breath away.
As befitting her name, lovely Submit Channing-Downes was the proper, obedient wife of an aging Marquess--until her husband′s death left her penniless and alone...with one final obligation to fulfill.
A ZEBRA SHOUT FRESH NEW ROMANCE
The Fernandez sisters have always had big dreams, and the talent and drive to pursue them. And in this sunny, spicy new series, each one will discover that success is that much sweeter when love follows . . .
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana’s life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.
“In Kindred, Octavia Butler creates a road for the impossible and a balm for the unbearable. It is everything the literature of science fiction can be.” —Walter Mosley
WORD is thrilled to welcome iconic music critic Robert Christgau to Greenpoint for a discussion of his new collection Book Reports, which includes his writing about—what else?—books. Robert will be joined in conversation by Rob Sheffield, author of Dreaming the Beatles and Love Is a Mix Tape.
In this generous collection of book reviews and literary essays, legendary Village Voice rock critic Robert Christgau showcases the passion that made him a critic--his love for the written word.
$5 admission to this event at our Brooklyn store. Your $5 admission voucher functions like a gift card and can be used toward anything in store on the night of the event only.
WORD is excited to team up with our friends at Saint Vitus and Feral House for an event featuring Ika Johannesson, Swedish journalist and author of the book Blood, Fire, Death: A Swedish Metal Story. Ika will give a presentation on the book and take questions from the audience, and will sign copies of Blood, Fire, Death. This event will take place at Saint Vitus, located at 1120 Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint.
ABOUT IKA JOHANNESSON
In the early 1990s, Swedish death metal revolutionized the international music scene. Suddenly, the mild-mannered Scandinavian country found itself at the forefront of a new movement with worldwide impact thanks to bands such as Entombed, Dismember, and At the Gates. The birth of black metal drove the culture to even greater extremes, featuring a rawer, darker sound and non-ironic death-worship.
WORD is thrilled to team up with our neighbors Parlour Wine & Spirits for an evening with Ronna Welsh, author of the cookbook The Nimble Cook. Ronna will select (and serve!) a few recipes from her book and pair them with wines available at Parlour, and will be signing copies of The Nimble Cook. This event will take place at Parlour, located at 128 Nassau Avenue in Greenpoint.
ABOUT RONNA WELSH
For more than two decades, Ronna Welsh has been empowering home cooks and chefs with radically simple strategies for cooking creatively and efficiently.
Join WORD Bookstores, Dame Products, MakeLoveNotPorn, Rosebud CBD, and Pomp & Whimsy for an evening of mocktails, tastings, micro-workshops and giveaways. We are coming together to promote and discuss ways to better practice self-care, especially for women/trans/non-binary folks who are almost never encouraged to put their own self first! In the spirit of Audre Lorde, "caring for oneself is not merely self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare."
Admission to WORD's self-care mixer with Dame, Rosebud, MakeLoveNotPorn and Pomp and Whimsy. Good for $10 off anything in the store on the night of the event only.