Publication Day: A Wedding in Haiti by Julia Alvarez

April 24, 2012 • No Comments

It’s spring and weddings abound.  Everyone I know has at least three wedding themed Pinterest boards, and my roommate just bought a Texan bridal magazine with more pages than War and Peace.  In a world…


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World Book Night US

1 Comment April 23, 2012 • 1 Comment

A huge success in the UK, World Book Night is making its way to the US! Today all around the country volunteers are giving away ONE MILLION FREE BOOKS. Yes, you read it right – one million…


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In Memory of Lewis “Buddy” Nordan

2 Comments April 23, 2012 • 2 Comments

Lewis “Buddy” Nordan, a beloved Algonquin author whose work includes Music of the Swamp, Wolf Whistle and Boy With a Loaded Gun, passed away on April 13. Today, Marketing Director Craig Popelars shares his memories of…


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Back in print: Big Fish by Daniel Wallace

3 Comments 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

7 Comments April 12, 2012 • 7 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…