Father’s Day Gift Guide

June 13, 2012 • No Comments We’re thinking about dad this week. And in upcoming blog posts, we’ll be sharing essays, personal stories and remembrances of time spent with dad. Dad who always has the answers. Dad who knows all the…


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Publication Day:Heading Out to Wonderful

2 Comments June 12, 2012 • 2 Comments “It’s okay to head out for wonderful, but on your way to wonderful you’re going to have to pass through all right. And when you get to all right, take a good look around and…


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Books heading out to Heading Out to Wonderful winners

2 Comments June 11, 2012 • 2 Comments Congratulations to the winners of our Heading Out to Wonderful giveaway! The 25 randomly selected readers have already been notified — and their signed copies of Robert Goolrick’s new novel are on their way. For the rest…


June 5, 2012

Barbara Kingsolver announces Susan Nussbaum as Winner of 2012 PEN/Bellwether Prize

1 Comment June 5, 2012 • 1 Comment Live from the Bellwether Prize Announcement at BEA 2012 New York City, June 5, 2012—PEN American Center, the largest branch of the world’s oldest literary and human rights organization, joined Barbara Kingsolver, founder of the…


June 4, 2012

Brewing Up Hot Titles for Fall

1 Comment June 4, 2012 • 1 Comment Here at Algonquin, we like to think of ourselves as the baristas of books, and we’re serving up tasty titles for Fall at the publishing world’s annual book buffet — Book Expo America — this…


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Lucky 7: Cool Summer Reads $1.99 e-books all month

No Comments June 1, 2012 • No Comments   Cool Summer Reads Summer’s in the air, and with it comes summer reading. Ah, the words alone conjure up images of endlessly sunny days lost in perfectly crafted books. And to get ready for…


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Ask 6 Cats: Kitties Answer Cats’ Questions

31 Comments May 31, 2012 • 31 Comments Ask Six Cats by Bob Tarte’s kitties   Kitty comrades, are you having problems dealing with those people who think they own the place? Don’t ask just one fellow cat for advice. Ask the six…


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Meet The Receptionist

3 Comments May 30, 2012 • 3 Comments If Mad Men were set at the offices of a legendary magazine and told from the point of view of the receptionist, it would mirror Janet Groth’s seductive and entertaining look back at her twenty-one…


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May Poetry Roundup (and Giveaway!): Poems That Turn Up the Heat

2 Comments May 30, 2012 • 2 Comments As temperatures climb toward the 90s here in Chapel Hill, I can’t help but turn to poems of desire. I’ve listed ten of my favorite passionate poems below. For a chance to win a copy…


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One More Selection from Heading Out to Wonderful

2 Comments May 29, 2012 • 2 Comments We’re back with our final excerpt from Robert Goolrick‘s highly acclaimed new novel, Heading Out to Wonderful, which will be hitting bookstores in just days. You can click here, here and here to read the three previous excerpts, and be sure…