Back in print: Big Fish by Daniel Wallace

April 19, 2012 • 3 Comments

In 1998, I was studying the marine ecosystem at Venable Elementary School and my favorite books were The Boxcar Children and The Little House on the Prairie.  Not only did I dress up as Laura Ingalls…


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Richard Louv and the North Face

21 Comments April 18, 2012 • 21 Comments

We are celebrating Earth Week by kicking off our first post by Richard Louv, author of The Nature Principle, in a month long series.  For the next four weeks, Richard will write a post each…


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Recently Published: The Nature Principle by Richard Louv

1 Comment April 18, 2012 • 1 Comment

As we continue to learn more and more about climate change, our outlook on our environmental future seems to get more and more pessimistic.  When I envision the Earth in the future, I imagine a…


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Ask An Editor: Chuck Adams On Getting To Yes

6 Comments April 12, 2012 • 6 Comments

Today we post our fourth installment in our Ask an Algonquin Editor series. Executive editor Chuck Adams shares what editors look for in manuscripts and how aspiring authors can work towards hearing “yes” from an editor.…


April 11, 2012

First Words: Allan Gurganus

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In our continuing First Words series, we select works from First Words, a collection of early writings by famous authors edited by Paul Mandelbaum.  Our previous posts have highlighted the work of Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, and…


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Publication Day: Kitty Cornered by Bob Tarte

No Comments April 10, 2012 • No Comments

Most cat lovers admit to having complicated feline friends. By “complicated,” I mean that your favorite pet manages to rearrange your life to run around his precise schedule (most active at 2 am), his particular…


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Lucky 7: Armchair Travel

6 Comments April 9, 2012 • 6 Comments

Armchair Travel
Spring is here, and there’s no better time to dream about escaping to far off destinations. Paris, Venice, Buenos Aires, Hawaii—the world is your oyster, and these seven armchair travel titles are ready…


April 6, 2012

Recently Published: Pocket Kings by Ted Heller

4 Comments April 6, 2012 • 4 Comments

You don’t have to play, or even understand, poker in order to love Ted Heller‘s third novel, Pocket Kings.  In this dead-on satire of online obsessions, a novelist with writer’s block finds a new–and very…


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The Hunger Games: battle of the book v. the movie

3 Comments April 4, 2012 • 3 Comments

It takes a special type of person to attend a midnight premiere of anything. Being on the same sleep schedule as my fifteen-year-old cat (and possessing the same general level of excitement about life) I am not…


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Publication Day: The Coldest Night by Robert Olmstead

18 Comments April 3, 2012 • 18 Comments

Robert Olmstead is the author of the national bestseller Coal Black Horse and Far Bright Star, which won the Western Writers of America Spur Award. An amazing writer whose work has been compared to Cormac…