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What the Dormouse Said: Wit and Wisdom from Childrens’ Books, Part 3

2 Comments Today we have another batch of quotes from What the Dormouse Said: Lessons for Grown-Ups from Children’s Books, which makes a great stocking stuffer for just about everyone on your list–the young, the young-at-heart, and…

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Madeleine L’Engle, Age 15

1 Comment 1 Comment “One day while I was happily pretending to myself that I was Madame Curie, I blew up the lab,” recalled Madeleine L’Engle in her 1983 Library of Congress address. These days, L’Engle is known and…

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What the Dormouse Said: Wit and Wisdom from Children’s Books, Part II

2 Comments 2 Comments It’s time for our second round of quotes from Amy Gash’s wonderful compilation What the Doomouse Said: Lessons for Grown-ups from Children’s Books. We’ll post a few of our very favorite quotes throughout November and…

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Roasted Celery Root, Potato, and Cauliflower Soup with Tarragon from Man with a Pan.

1 Comment 1 Comment I consider myself an adventurous enough eater, and I have never been picky, but there are two things I won’t eat: raisins and celery. In fact, I have been known to claim an allergy to…

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Bread Stuffing from Maman’s Homesick Pie

No Comments No Comments From all of us at Algonquin, Happy Thanksgiving! We present you with this delicious Bread Stuffing recipe from Maman’s Homesick Pie.   My Mother’s Bread Stuffing Stuffing for a 12- to 15 pound turkey or…

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Stephen King, Age 9

4 Comments 4 Comments Today we have another excerpt from First Words, a collection of early writings by famous authors, edited by Paul Mandelbaum. Last week we shared one of Margaret Atwood’s first short stories. This week, we have…

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Fall Recipe! Pork Roast with Sauerkraut

1 Comment 1 Comment The onset of Fall and the approach of Winter can remind you of Robert Frost, of pumpkins, of trips to the mountains to watch the changing leaves. Sweaters. Socks. But for me, it means it’s…

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Sneak Peek: Panther Baby by Jamal Joseph

14 Comments 14 Comments We’re excited to give you an early look at Panther Baby, Jamal Joseph’s gripping memoir about coming of age within the Black Panther movement, publishing February 7, 2012. About the Book: Eddie Joseph was a…

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What the Dormouse Said: Wit and Wisdom from Children’s Books, Part 1

4 Comments 4 Comments I started eating books at a very young age. In one of my earliest memories, I’m sitting on the kitchen floor gnawing on a copy of Little Bear’s Visit. I coerced my parents into reading…

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Publication Day: William Alexander’s 52 Loaves with Special Guest Baker Kelly Bowen

20 Comments 20 Comments William Alexander’s culinary memoir, 52 Loaves: One Man’s Relentless Pursuit of Truth, Meaning, and a Perfect Crust, is now out in paperback. This book lends new meaning to the term “from scratch.” Alexander sets out…

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