Lucky 7: John Gardner

November 27, 2012 • No Comments John Gardner’s legendary life could have been the stuff of fiction, but it was true, all true. He perfected the now-almost-forgotten art of being a bad boy author. And Barry Silesky’s biography — John Gardner,…


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Lucky 7: On American Soil

No Comments November 21, 2012 • No Comments “Essential reading for anyone concerned about the delicate balance between national security and individual rights… as gripping as fiction.” — James Bradley, author of Flags of Our Fathers On American Soil by Jack Hamann blends an…


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The Beach at Galle Road: B&N Discover

No Comments November 20, 2012 • No Comments With the civil war in Sri Lanka still resounding in recent news, Joanna Luloff’s The Beach at Galle Road resonates even louder.  The interconnecting stories illustrate how experience can link people together, even as the country…


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Cyber Monday Bonus: Kobo Glo e-reader

5 Comments November 19, 2012 • 5 Comments TODAY IS GIVEAWAY MONDAY – CYBER BONUS EDITION! If you have not already entered for a chance to win the Kobo Glo, you may do so until 5pm EST Tuesday, November 27, 2012. You may…


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Lucky 7 at the movies: Lincoln on War

No Comments November 16, 2012 • No Comments Four movies and seven scripts ago, our fathers brought forth… Oh wait, that’s not quite right.  Maybe we’re a little too excited for Steven Spielberg’s movie Lincoln starring Daniel Day-Lewis and out today, but it certainly…


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Life Among Giants: Drink it up!

2 Comments November 13, 2012 • 2 Comments The time has arrived to drink in Life Among Giants, the outstanding new novel by Bill Roorbach. Life Among Giants celebrates its publication day today as the frothy praise continues to whip up. Amazon editors…


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Giveaway Monday: Gap Creek

5 Comments November 12, 2012 • 5 Comments Today is Robert Morgan Day on the Algonquin blog. From bestselling fiction to bestselling nonfiction. Our Lucky 7 featured e-book of the day is his outstanding biography of an American icon, Boone. And our Giveaway…


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Lucky 7: Boone

1 Comment November 12, 2012 • 1 Comment “Robert Morgan’s lyric mountain language is equal to the epic sweep of history, to the grandeur of the land itself.” — Lee Smith, author of Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger The focus of our Lucky…


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Booksellers Rock! Gerry Donaghy, Powell’s

No Comments November 7, 2012 • No Comments Name: Gerry Donaghy Bookstore: Powell’s City of Books Title: New Book Purchasing Supervisor Brief Bio: I was born in Philadelphia in the late 60’s, graduated from Reed College, and have worked at Powell’s for over…


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Lucky 7: Election Day Texts with Notorious Victoria

No Comments November 6, 2012 • No Comments In the spirit of election day today, we’re voting for Notorious Victoria by Mary Gabriel.  This Lucky 7 book details the story of the first woman to run for president, Victoria Woodhull.  You can cast…