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The Birds of Pandemonium: “Landlocked Ark”

September 18, 2014 • No Comments

Step aboard the “landlocked ark in my backyard,” as Pandemonium Aviaries founder Michele Raffin describes her home/bird sanctuary in a video tour for The New York Times. Noah aside, Pandemonium is a remarkable symphony of…

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Excerpt from The Future for Curious People

1 Comment September 12, 2014 • 1 Comment

From
The Future for Curious People…
By Gregory Sherl
Home now. In front of the fourth floor walk-up I’ve been sharing with Madge for nearly six months. I raise my arms over my head. Coach

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Flirting with French Giveaway: Some Very Coy Phrases

2 Comments September 9, 2014 • 2 Comments

William Alexander has always wanted to be French. One petite problem: He can’t actually speak French. So, he immerses himself in the language, studies hard, travels to France, and discovers that  — voila! — he still…

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Giveaway Thursday: The High Divide

6 Comments September 4, 2014 • 6 Comments

Is there anything lingering in your past that you deeply regret? How well do you know the people you love? Have you ever woken up, abandoned by the person who is supposed to take care…

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Lucky Stars for September: Young at Heart

No Comments September 1, 2014 • No Comments

Readers of all ages, kids at heart or by birthday, will enjoy these tales of youth. The September Lucky Stars selections ring loud and true with the voices of unforgettable characters at tender ages. Get…

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The Books of Summer

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As we head into the unofficial end of summer with Labor Day weekend, we wondered about which books captured our authors’ attention during the dog days.
“My favorite book of the summer was James Salter’s…

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Our Fall 2014 List: The Soundtrack

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With autumn just around the corner, we’re delighted to celebrate our Fall 2014 list by sharing a few tunes with you. We’ve paired each title on the list with a different song. In most cases,…

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Giveaway Tuesday: Furious Cool

1 Comment August 19, 2014 • 1 Comment

Rediscover the comic genius that was Richard Pryor with a copy of the new paperback edition of Furious Cool…. The paperback will be released October 21, but here’s your chance to win a copy

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A Dialogue on Dialogue

2 Comments August 14, 2014 • 2 Comments

In this high-wire act of derring-do and ersatz dialogue, senior editor Kathy Pories and executive editor Chuck Adams discuss one of the most challenging aspects of craft.

Kathy: “Nice weather we’re having. Aren’t you sick…

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August 6, 2014

Fall 2014 Algonquin Reader Giveaway

1 Comment August 6, 2014 • 1 Comment

Want a sneak peek of  some of this fall’s most loo-minary fiction? Elliott Bay Bookstore is on it. Check out the reading material that they’ve been privy to. (See what we did here?) Fill out…

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