From Pumpkinflowers: Chocolate Corn Flakes

1 Comment Matti Friedman‘s book Pumpkinflowers recounts an unnamed war on a small hilltop in Lebanon in the 1990s, a hill guarded by a band of young Israeli soldiers. Though the war has nearly been lost to…

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Book Clubs: Enter for a Chance to Win The Muralist

5 Comments 5 Comments Your book club loved The Art Forger, and now it’s time to pick your next great read. New York Times bestselling author B.A. Shapiro returns with a new book about art and intrigue that will…

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Celebrate Bastille Day with These Books

No Comments No Comments A very happy Bastille Day to you, or as the French would say, bonne fête nationale! Whether you’re obsessed with all things French or you’ve just seen Les Miserables too many times, July 14 is…

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Enter for a Chance to Win The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin

No Comments No Comments Debut author Stephanie Knipper‘s deeply moving novel about family and sacrifice, The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin, comes out this August, and we’re offering you a chance to win an advance copy. Enter by filling…

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Enter for a Chance To Win As Good as Gone

1 Comment 1 Comment If you’ve read any of Larry Watson’s outstanding novels (Montana 1948, anyone?), then you know why we are so excited to share with his newest, As Good as Gone, with you. If you haven’t read…

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

No Comments No Comments As Good As Gone by Larry Watson:  The American West is bestselling author Larry Watson’s forte, and in this, his tenth novel, he has created his most vivid, genuine antihero yet in Calvin Sidey, a…

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Theodosia Burr: From Hamilton toThe Watery Part of the World

No Comments No Comments Hamilton mania hits its fever pitch-perfect this weekend with Sunday night’s Tony Awards. The whole country can get a glimpse of the runaway Broadway smash at the “HamilTonys” – where the show is nominated for…

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Algonquin Hires Betsy Gleick as Editorial Director

No Comments No Comments We’re delighted to announce that Betsy Gleick will be joining Algonquin Books as Editorial Director on June 27. Betsy joins us after a long career as a writer and editor at Time Inc., where she…

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Memorable Stories for Memorial Day

No Comments No Comments More than just a day for grilling outside in the summer-is-almost-here weather, Memorial Day is a time to remember fallen soldiers and their stories. Here are three books — a memoir, a novel and a…

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Happy 10th Birthday, Water for Elephants

No Comments No Comments Sara Gruen’s runaway bestselling novel, Water for Elephants, was published 10 years ago, on May 26, 2006. A full decade after he helped give us all a home underneath the big top, we asked executive…

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