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Five Rings of Olympic Reading

July 27, 2012 • No Comments

Cue the music. Unfurl the flags. Get Bob Costas a throat lozenge. It’s time for the Olympics. And whether you’re a true fan who loves the wide world of sports, a casual observer who catches…

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Summer lovin’ 1978

4 Comments July 26, 2012 • 4 Comments

Summer sun, something’s begun. It’s Week No. 3 of our SummerTime Warp Again. We’re paying tribute to the books, movies, television shows, and songs that made summer special for five weeks, running from 1976 to 1980.…

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Algonquin Talks: Deirdre Donahue

3 Comments July 25, 2012 • 3 Comments

We talked with USA TODAY book reviewer Deirdre Donahue about reading, writing, authors, books, 50 Shades of Grey, ABBA and so much more…
1. How long have you been working at USA TODAY?
26 years…

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Lucky 7: Settled in the Wild

1 Comment July 24, 2012 • 1 Comment

“I live on land that has not surrendered the last of its wildness…It keeps secrets, and those secrets prompt us to pay attention, to look for more…” – Susan Hand Shetterly

Today we take a closer…

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Giveaway Monday: Life Among Giants

9 Comments July 23, 2012 • 9 Comments

Every Monday in July, we’re giving away FREE advance copies of our amazing fall lineup.
TODAY
Life Among Giants
by Bill Roorbach
*Chosen for Amazon’s Big Fall Fiction list
A note from Senior Editor Kathy…

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Raking in First Lines of Fall 2012 Quiz

No Comments July 20, 2012 • No Comments

Here are the answers to our First Lines of Fall 2012 Quiz (below). Did you match the right line with the right book? Those who did will be eligible to win free advance copies of…

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Let’s Do the SummerTime Warp Again (again)

2 Comments July 19, 2012 • 2 Comments

It’s Week No. 2 of our summer tribute to summertime memories of summer. We’re spending five glorious weeks paying tribute to the books, movies, television shows, and songs that made summer special. Yes, we’re living…

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First Lines of Fall 2012

1 Comment July 18, 2012 • 1 Comment

Leaves are far from changing color, but it’s already Fall 2012 quiz time at the Algonquin Books Blog! Match these opening lines from six of our new Fall 2012 books with the correct book title,…

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People, People Who Need Trees, are the Lucky 7-est People in the World

1 Comment July 17, 2012 • 1 Comment

If you’re lucky enough to be near a window right now, go look out it. (If you’re lucky enough to be outside as you’re reading this, then just look around you — and also know…

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Giveaway Monday: Comet’s Tale

3 Comments July 16, 2012 • 3 Comments

Every Monday in July, we’re giving away FREE advance copies of our amazing fall lineup.
TODAY
Comet’s Tale
How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life
by Steven D. Wolf
A note from Amy Gash,…

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