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Publication Day: Hard Work by Roy Williams with Tim Crothers

October 11, 2011 • 16 Comments

Coach Roy Williams’ inspiring memoir, Hard Work, is now out in paperback! See below for an excerpt and book trailer.
About the Book: Hard Work chronicles Coach Williams’ unlikely path to success, from his turbulent…

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At Home With Algonquin: Chicken, Rice, and Eggplant … Cake! From Maman’s Homesick Pie

1 Comment October 6, 2011 • 1 Comment

Whether I’m writing a poem, reading a novel, or walking at dusk, I like to take my time and savor every moment of the experience. I also love the thrill of conquering a new challenge.…

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Publication Day: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

42 Comments October 4, 2011 • 42 Comments

“When she woke, she was red. Not flushed, not sunburned, but the solid, declarative red of a stop sign.
She saw her hands first. She held them in front of her eyes, squinting up at…

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What We’re Reading: Spousonomics by Paula Szhuchman and Jenny Anderson

1 Comment October 3, 2011 • 1 Comment

Happy October! It’s fall, which means shorter daylight hours (boo!) and longer hours of reading at home on the couch (yay!). As some of you may already know from my earlier posts, I’m on a…

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Happy Birthday, Megan!

6 Comments September 30, 2011 • 6 Comments

Being the narcissist that I am, most people know I enjoy nothing more than talking about myself. I like to discuss my weird violent bug dreams, the $9.00 organic boxed wine sold at Whole Foods…

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Holla for Challah! Rosh Hashanah Recipe

2 Comments September 29, 2011 • 2 Comments

Baking has always been a family activity. Now that we’re grown and live all over the country, recipes are shared across e-mail, dinner ideas through text message. I have my mother’s chocolate chip cookie recipe…

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Giveaway: Naomi Benaron’s Running the Rift

46 Comments September 28, 2011 • 46 Comments

Naomi Benaron’s riveting debut novel, Running the Rift (pub. date: January 17, 2012), chronicles the story of a gifted Rwandan boy, Jean Patrick Nkuba, from the day he knows that running will be his life…

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On Writing: Hillary Jordan and Michael Dahlie

2 Comments September 26, 2011 • 2 Comments

Hillary Jordan is the author of two novels: Mudbound, which won the 2006 Bellwether Prize and a 2009 Alex Award from the American Library Association, and When She Woke, publishing October 4, 2011.
Michael Dahlie…

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Goodbye, Sarah Rose

7 Comments September 23, 2011 • 7 Comments

This isn’t goodbye, this is only farewell
I’m having a hard time writing this. In a few short days, Sarah Rose Nordgren–Algonquin’s beloved publicity assistant and one of my closest friends–will be leaving us to…

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Booksellers Rock! Josh Christie, Sherman’s Books and Stationery

2 Comments September 21, 2011 • 2 Comments

Name: Josh Christie
Bookstore: Sherman’s Books and Stationery, Freeport
Title: Bookseller
Brief Bio: Josh Christie started his career in bookselling in 2004, working as a frontline bookseller at Sherman’s Books and Stationery in Camden, Maine.…

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