READ THIS: The Puzzle King Excerpt

1 Comment Now in Paperback! Here’s a memorable tale of two unlikely heroes: the lively, beautiful Flora and her husband, the brooding, studious Simon—two immigrants, both sent to America by their families to find a better life.…

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Short Story Pick of the Month

No Comments No Comments Danielle Evans‘s debut story collection, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, received tons of critical acclaim when it was published just a couple months ago–from the New York Times, People, O: The Oprah Magazine,…

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READ THIS: Missing Lucile Excerpt

1 Comment 1 Comment Every family has a ghost. There’s the aunt we don’t talk about, the cousin who disappeared, and where DID your sister get her flaming red hair, anyway? The need to know where we come from,…

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Short Story Pick of the Month

1 Comment 1 Comment What begins as a fantastical story of a small Southern town’s populace living in trees after a devastating flood becomes a serious and sensitive portrayal of a strained marriage told through the eyes of thirteen-year-old…

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Read This: Nothing Left To Burn Excerpt

No Comments No Comments Jay Varner is on fire this week! (Sorry, we couldn’t resist … ) . Appearing at trade shows from New Jersey to Florida, being interviewed by the likes of Entertainment Weekly, The Nervous Breakdown, and…

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Going Away ShoesNow in Paperback

1 Comment 1 Comment Jill McCorkle‘s newest book, Going Away Shoes, is now available in paperback! People magazine gave the hardcover edition 4 stars, calling it “A remarkable collection . . . bold and addictive.” . If you live…

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Read This: A Curable Romantic Excerpt

10 Comments 10 Comments Happy Skibell Week! Comment on our Facebook page (or here if you don’t have a Facebook account) to be entered in a drawing to win a copy of Joseph Skibell’s new novel, A Curable Romantic,…

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A Labor Day Drink That Packs a Punch!

No Comments No Comments Why do we celebrate Labor Day? Is it because 200 hundred years ago, President Cleveland was feeling a tad sheepish about that whole Pullman-Strike debacle? Possibly. But I think it serves a grander purpose. It’s…

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Love And Drinks With Hammett and Hellman

4 Comments 4 Comments I feel like I’ve been having a lot of conversations about love lately–or rather, the nature of relationships. And I’ve come to the following conclusion: The very person you pine for, swoon over, and generally…

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Read This:A Wild Snail Excerpt

2 Comments 2 Comments Everyone at Algonquin is excited about the charming little memoir we’re publishing this week, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating–a true story about how life, even on the smallest scale, can be rewarding. There’s…

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