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On the House: The Page 69 Test

February 19, 2015 • No Comments

Maybe you don’t need help finding your next great book to read. Certainly, there are plenty of random and not-so-random ways to choose. Judging a book by its cover is a classic. You can judge…

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Drink with the Stars at Your Oscars Party

No Comments February 13, 2015 • No Comments

The annual Oscar Awards show means it’s time to party like a Hollywood star. No, don’t expect anyone to ask you who you’re wearing. And TMZ won’t be tracking your every move. But Of All…

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Super Book Sunday Results: The Algonquin First String

No Comments February 6, 2015 • No Comments

The results from the Super Book Sunday draft are in! Thanks to all who participated. And here’s your Algonquin first-string:
Player #1: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Player #2: Water for…

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The Revised Fundamentals of Filmmaking

1 Comment February 5, 2015 • 1 Comment

When filming of The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving began in Atlanta last month, Jonathan Evison’s novel joined a distinguished list of Algonquin books adapted to the screen. Larry Brown’s Joe, starring Nicolas Cage, was released…

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February Lucky Stars in Love

No Comments February 2, 2015 • No Comments

We’re not promising these books will make you lucky in love. Just Lucky Stars in love. They are completely swoon-worthy. If you have not yet discovered writers like Larry Brown or Carrie Brown, Shirley Abbott…

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Vote for Your Super Book Sunday Team

No Comments January 29, 2015 • No Comments

We’re gearing up for Sunday, the day for the best of the best, the top players, your best team. Yup, that’s right — we’re talking about Super Book Sunday! Gather up some snacks — we…

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The Writing Life: Tim Johnston

3 Comments January 22, 2015 • 3 Comments

Like many authors, novelist Tim Johnston’s path to publication was rife with rejections. An earlier draft of the manuscript that would become his just-published novel Descent was turned down by eight different editors. Massive revisions…

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Your Book Club Calendar of Books

5 Comments January 15, 2015 • 5 Comments

Happy 2015! We hope the new reading year is treating you well so far (have you read Descent already?), as so many great books lie ahead. The joy of not-yet-read books is boundless, but the…

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Heavy Lifting with Dave Grohl

1 Comment January 15, 2015 • 1 Comment

Tim Johnston, the author of Descent, used to make his living as a carpenter, a carpenter to the stars — well, one rock star, one day, one time. Here’s the story of that day.

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Giveaway: The Algonquin Reader: Spring 2015

9 Comments January 13, 2015 • 9 Comments

Get ready for our freshly blooming fiction with your own copy of The Algonquin Reader: Spring 2015. We publish the Reader each book season to give you a sneak peek of our new novels and…

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