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 Kitty Cornered fan Bombay relaxes beside his new favorite book. Photo courtesy of Tiaré Olivia SlingShot Ferrari. Agnes, Maynard, Frannie, Tina and Moobie aren’t just five of the feline stars from Bob Tarte‘s new book Kitty…


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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 Picture courtesy of Kitty Cornered fan Tiaré Olivia SlingShot Ferrari. 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…


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Publication day:The Receptionist

3 Comments June 26, 2012 • 3 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…