From the mouths of booksellers…

August 3, 2012 • 1 Comment We could tell you how excited (very) we are for B.A. Shapiro’s new book, The Art Forger, but we figured we’d let unbiased booksellers do the talking for us. They’re pretty darned excited about The…


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Summer solstice 1979, Algonquin style

1 Comment August 2, 2012 • 1 Comment For Week No. 4 of our SummerTime Warp Again, we’ve hit the quintessential Summer moment. It’s like the Summer solstice, Algonquin Books Blog style. It’s the ultimate Summer song. (Keep reading for your Summer² moment.)…


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Lucky 7 e-books: A Funny Thing Happened

No Comments August 1, 2012 • No Comments A Funny Thing Happened Some laughs come from the belly and make you gasp for air. Some come as chuckles and a wry smile. We offer up seven books that will make you giggle, tee-hee,…


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Lucky 7: The Writer in the Garden

No Comments July 31, 2012 • No Comments “It isn’t that I don’t like sweet disorder, but it has to be judiciously arranged.” — Vita Sackville-West   As July draws to a close, we would like to remind you of our month-long Lucky…


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Giveaway Monday: Memoir of the Sunday Brunch

4 Comments July 30, 2012 • 4 Comments Every Monday in July, we’re giving away FREE advance copies of our amazing fall lineup. TODAY Memoir of the Sunday Brunch by Julia Pandl At age twelve, Julie was initiated into the rite of the…


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Five Rings of Olympic Reading

No Comments 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

4 Comments July 25, 2012 • 4 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…