Author Q&A: Heather Lende

May 20, 2010 • No Comments

Heather Lende is many things: wife, mother, obit writer, Alaska spokesperson, radio personality, all-around-inspiration, and author of If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name. Now she’s back with a new memoir, Take Good Care…


May 4, 2010

Author Q&A: Jim Dodson

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Jim Dodson‘s beautiful golf memoir, A Son of the Game: A Story of Golf and Fatherhood, won the International Golf Network Book of the Year award. To celebrate the paperback publication this month, we’ve conducted…


April 23, 2010

Earth Day: The Nature We Love!

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Happy Earth Day! To celebrate, we have a guest post from Kelly Bowen, senior publicist at Algonquin. Her earthy topic? SNAILS!

I recently joined the Algonquin team, moving from NYC to Chapel Hill. I knew…


March 19, 2010

Robert Goolrick reading from A Reliable Wife

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Robert Goolrick’s novel A Reliable Wife has been at the top of The New York Times bestseller list since it was released in early January. If you haven’t had a chance to see the author…


March 18, 2010

Bill Smith: Taking It On The Road

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Last month I was invited by the Viking Range company to give a series of classes at their cooking school in Greenwood, Mississippi. The company’s headquarters is there and, besides the school, there are factories,…


February 25, 2010

Emyl Jenkins’ Algonquin Appraisals

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This month’s installment of “Algonquin Appraisals” brings you everything from Gold Rush trivia to an unexpectedly valuable sewing chest. If you’d like your own treasures appraised, shoot me an email at brittany AT algonquin DOT…


February 18, 2010

Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

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Dear Dr. Bleedingheart,
Help!  It’s February and I’m going crazy!  The days are short, the sky is grey, and the garden is buried under dirty, slushy snow.  I’ve become so irritable and downtrodden myself that…


February 9, 2010

Maria Finn on Heartbreak and Mending

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When I learned of my husband’s infidelity and sunk into a messy funk, one thing that surprised me were all the friends and acquaintances I had who had experienced something similar, but hadn’t mentioned it…


January 22, 2010

Emyl Jenkins’ Algonquin Appraisals

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Welcome to January’s Algonquin Appraisals! Author and former Sotheby’s appraiser Emyl Jenkins takes a gander at staffers and  readers’ prized possessions.
Doing some cleaning for the New Year and want help separating potential treasures from…


January 21, 2010

From Bill Smith’s Kitchen – Eastern North Carolina Corned Ham

11 Comments January 21, 2010 • 11 Comments

For the last few years the Carrboro Farmers’ Market has been open year round. It’s much smaller of course, but still worth visiting. This winter for a change we have had a real drawn-out cold…