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From Amy Stewart: “Annie Proulx, Garden Writer”

1 Comment . We know ANNIE PROULX as the straight-shooting author of POSTCARDS, THE SHIPPING NEWS, and OPEN RANGE (which includes the masterpiece “Brokeback Mountain”). If you haven’t read her work, you must. She has a way…

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Publication Day: Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt

5 Comments 5 Comments Today is the official publication day for Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt–and to celebrate, we’re giving away two copies. Just leave a comment on our blog here or on our Facebook page to enter.…

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Publication Day: Blind Your Ponies by Stanley Gordon West

3 Comments 3 Comments Today is the official publication date for Stanley Gordon West’s beloved BLIND YOUR PONIES. Originally a self-published book that sold over 40,000 copies, we’re delighted to be publishing this novel for scores of new readers.…

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New in Paperback: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

1 Comment 1 Comment Heidi Durrow’s The Girl Who Fell from the Sky is now available in paperback. And coincidentally, we just found out today that the book has moved up from #16 to #13 on the National Indie…

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Christmas Week: Recipes from Bill Smith and Camille Glenn

No Comments No Comments Christmas Day is now just ten days away, prompting me to reconsider just how much time I have to do all my holiday shopping. I mean, even if I had the money to buy thoughtful…

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Christmas Week: A story from Lee Smith

No Comments No Comments Today we have the story “House Tour” from Lee Smith‘s most recent collection, Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger. In this brilliant gem of a story, a woman is completely unaware that her house is…

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Christmas Week: A story from Larry Brown

1 Comment 1 Comment On the Second Day of Merry Christmas Week we’re giving you a short story by Larry Brown. “Merry Christmas, Scotty” is about that holiday you spend alone–for this guy, that means a tent pitched in…

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Christmas Week: A recipe from Camille Glenn

No Comments No Comments Welcome to Merry Christmas Week on the Algonquin Books Blog! To prepare you for all your holiday festivities, we’ve got decadent recipes and seasonal drinks and Christmassy stories from Algonquin authors, all week long! And…

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READ THIS: A Chanukah Essay

No Comments No Comments December is one of my favorite times of year. For many of us, it means time to bring out the Bing Crosby songbook, time to unearth the scary Christmas napkins that look as if Santa’s…

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Like My Jacket? Paperback versus Hardback

13 Comments 13 Comments This month marks the publication of the beautiful paperback edition of Lauren Grodstein’s critically acclaimed novel A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY, an Algonquin staff favorite. Lauren’s suburban tragedy charts a father’s fall from grace as…

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