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Givewaway Monday: The Beach at Galle Road

July 9, 2012 • 4 Comments

Every Monday in July, we’re giving away FREE advance copies of our amazing fall lineup.
TODAY
The Beach at Galle Road
by Joanna Luloff
The lives of Sri Lankan natives and American Peace Corps workers…

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Julia Alvarez: An Interview with Mark Kurlansky

No Comments July 6, 2012 • No Comments

In A Wedding in Haiti, Julia Alvarez takes us on a journey–a journey to Haiti, a journey to the joys and burdens of love, a journey beyond borders and between families.
“She is the ideal…

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Head Outside with Amy Stewart

No Comments July 5, 2012 • No Comments

Summer is the time to head outdoors and enjoy the world beyond our air conditioning. But if searing heat and bizarrely violent storms are messing with your outside time, spend a little indoor time —…

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#Ask6Cats: Kitty Cornered Stars Take Over Twitter

1 Comment July 3, 2012 • 1 Comment

Agnes, Maynard, Frannie, Tina and Moobie aren’t just five of the feline stars from Bob Tarte‘s new book Kitty Cornered – they are also advice cats on Twitter, each one taking a turn to dole out…

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Giveaway Monday: The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

3 Comments July 2, 2012 • 3 Comments

Every Monday in July, we’re giving away FREE advance copies of our amazing fall lineup.
TODAY
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
by Jonathan Evison
This is your chance to read it before you can buy…

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Lucky 7 e-books: Enjoy the Great Outdoors

6 Comments July 1, 2012 • 6 Comments

The Great Outdoors
Head outside and get dirty with a good book. Build from the ground up with these inside looks at the outside world. Plus, you can save a tree by filling up your…

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Head Out to Wonderful for Summer

1 Comment June 29, 2012 • 1 Comment

Before the unofficial start of the unofficial week-long celebration of July 4th, the unofficial start of summer, be sure to pick up a copy of the unofficial book of summer. Robert Goolrick’s Heading Out to…

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Ask an Editor: How to Avoid the Dreaded “No”

15 Comments June 28, 2012 • 15 Comments

Today we post the fifth installment in our Ask an Algonquin Editor series. Executive Editor Chuck Adams shares what aspiring authors should NOT do. These tips will help you avoid getting a quick rejection for your…

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Cat Scratch Fever: Kitty Cornered Soundtrack

1 Comment June 27, 2012 • 1 Comment

Ten Catterrific Songs
By Bob Tarte
For 20 years I somehow managed to crank out a world music review column for The Beat magazine, and I rarely think about it now without also thinking about…

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Publication day:The Receptionist

2 Comments June 26, 2012 • 2 Comments

Janet Groth lived the Mad Men experience, minding the magazine and the men who created it for The New Yorker. From a lost Woody Allen to a marriage-proposing John Berryman to a still-lost Woody Allen…

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