Wisdom of Perversity

Giveaway Wednesday: The Wisdom of Perversity

March 24, 2015 • No Comments

On publication day Tuesday, actor and author David Duchovny tweeted that Rafael Yglesias “is a gifted & unblinking storyteller. Such hard unsparing truths in a difficult yet necessary story.”
We could not agree more.
With…

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Tales for National Puppy Day

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We are celebrating National Puppy Day the only way we know how – with books. Chelan has these tales for her To Be Read list, and they’re sure to have her (and your) tail wagging.…

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Meet Our New York City family

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Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill was born, bred and remains right at home here in North Carolina amid rolling hills, vibrant literary culture and barbecue aplenty (oh, and the best college basketball around). But we…

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March 12, 2015 onthehouse

Our Editors’ Advice on Creating Narrative Tension

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There are stories that you can’t put down, and there are those that you can’t wait to put down. The difference? Often, it comes down to tension. What’s pulling the readers through, hurtling them headlong…

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March Lucky Stars: Southern Voices

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Southern voices and Southern sun — two reasons to smile. Well, at least we’ve still have those wonderful Southern writers to keep us warm until the sun returns. (Where, oh, where, has it gone?) Our…

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February 27, 2015 Wisdom of Perversity

Rafael Yglesias on Writing The Wisdom of Perversity

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Rafael Yglesias’ new novel, The Wisdom of Perversity, will be published March 24.
Perhaps I shouldn’t admit to a prospective reader that I wrote the first draft of The Wisdom of Perversity in 1998, that…

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Giveaway: Orhan’s Inheritance Broadside

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Aline Ohanesian’s debut novel is one to remember. Moving back and forth in time, between the last years of the Ottoman Empire and the 1990s, Orhan’s Inheritance is a story of passionate love, unspeakable horrors, incredible resilience,…

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Giveaway: That Should Be a Word

10 Comments February 26, 2015 • 10 Comments

That Should Be a Word comes out in April from our Workman Publishing cousins, but now’s your opportunity to enter for a chance to win a copy before it’s even published. (Wait, there should be…

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“Suddenly, There’s My Mother”

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Julie Metz, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Perfection, interviewed Alice Eve Cohen about her upcoming book, The Year My Mother Came Back. It was the sort of conversation only two friends can…

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February 19, 2015 onthehouse

On the House: The Page 69 Test

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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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