At Home With Algonquin: Three-Day Ribs from Man with a Pan

July 19, 2011 • 2 Comments

When I volunteered to do our next “At Home with Algonquin” blog series post, I clearly had lost my mind. It’s July in the South. It’s 100 degrees outside, and if I’m lucky, by the…


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Sneak Peek: Maman’s Homesick Pie by Donia Bijan

4 Comments July 18, 2011 • 4 Comments

San Francisco chef Donia Bijan’s mouthwatering memoir, Maman’s Homesick Pie, will be landing in bookstores in October.  To pique your appetite, we have some advanced praise and an excerpt below.
In the Bijan family, food…


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What We’re Reading: Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan

1 Comment July 14, 2011 • 1 Comment

Ahhhh … vacation. It’s amazing how that one word can immediately conjure up images of swaying hammocks, laughter, sunlight, and good food, isn’t it? A few weeks ago, I escaped the office for a much-needed…


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Algonquin Book Club Event: Heidi Durrow in Conversation with Terry McMillan

2 Comments July 13, 2011 • 2 Comments

Tune in on August 18 at 7:00 p.m. PST/10:00pm EST for our latest Algonquin Book Club event! Terry McMillan, award-winning author of the bestsellers Get Happy and Waiting to Exhale, will interview Heidi Durrow…


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On Writing: Amy Stewart and Paul Collins

1 Comment July 12, 2011 • 1 Comment

Amy Stewart and Paul Collins talk belles-lettres, the art of nonfiction, e-publishing, colonial mixed drinks, and cramming for your own interviews. Amy Stewart is the acclaimed author of Wicked Plants, Wicked Bugs, Flower Confidential, and…


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Booksellers Rock! Liberty Hardy, RiverRun Bookstore

3 Comments July 11, 2011 • 3 Comments

Name: Liberty Hardy
Bookstore: RiverRun Bookstore
Title: Book Slinger
Brief Bio: Voracious velocireader. General mischief maker. Currently manning the switchboard in the Write Place, Write Time secret volcano lair (
What books recently rocked my…


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Silver Sparrow in the Media

No Comments July 8, 2011 • No Comments

Tayari Jones’s new novel Silver Sparrow has been garnering rave reviews from critics and fellow writers alike.  Jennifer Weiner, best selling author of In Her Shoes, called it “an amazing, amazing read” yesterday on NBC’s…


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At Home with Algonquin: Fresh Tomato Tart from Seasoned in the South

3 Comments July 7, 2011 • 3 Comments

I’ve always avoided turning on the oven in the summer. Growing up in an old house in the north meant that we didn’t have air conditioning through the warm Pennsylvania summers and the heat from…


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Sneak Peek: The Taste of Salt by Martha Southgate

50 Comments July 6, 2011 • 50 Comments

We’re thrilled to give you an early peek at Martha Southgate’s novel The Taste of Salt, arriving  in bookstores  on September 13th. Read some fantastic pre-pub blurbs below and don’t miss the excerpt at the…


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What We’re Reading: The Red Market by Scott Carney

No Comments June 30, 2011 • No Comments

I’ve been on a weird reading kick lately.
When not reading manuscripts for work or new issues of Us Weekly (a top priority every Thursday evening), I’m usually immersed in a hot new fiction title.…