Man With A Pan, Live and In Person

June 8, 2011 • No Comments

I have to say I’ve never been to a reading at Housing Works that didn’t get me super excited about the book being highlighted. For example, after the New Stories from the South reading in…


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What We’re Reading: An American Childhood by Annie Dillard

1 Comment June 8, 2011 • 1 Comment

I was recently re-reading Annie Dillard’s An American Childhood, some 15 years after initially reading it, and was appropriately awe-struck page after page. Dillard is one of the most brilliant writers of our time; I…


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Publication Day: Something for Nothing by David Anthony

35 Comments June 7, 2011 • 35 Comments

When I was ten years old, I had to have minor surgery. As a result, I was forced to spend the summer moping around the house, wearing an insanely large bandage over my right shoulder.…


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BookExpo America: Buzz Books & Photos

2 Comments June 3, 2011 • 2 Comments

Recently we attended the annual BookExpo America trade show, the largest publishing gathering in the country, to promote our current and forthcoming Fall 2011 titles. The reception this year was quite spectacular, and many of…


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What You See in the Dark Giveaway!

24 Comments June 2, 2011 • 24 Comments

We’re giving away five copies of Manuel Muñoz’s new novel What You See in the Dark and five gorgeous broadsides created by Ander Monson, the multi-talented author of Vanishing Point and Other Electricities. The broadside…


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Algonquin Talks with Greg Cowles, The New York Times Book Review

2 Comments June 1, 2011 • 2 Comments

In our latest Algonquin Talks feature, we interview Greg Cowles, one of the esteemed preview editors at the New York Times Book Review. Previously, we featured Amy Salit, producer at Fresh Air; Sara Nelson, books…


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Publication Day: Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger by Lee Smith

1 Comment May 31, 2011 • 1 Comment

I made the mistake of picking up Lee Smith’s latest collection of short stories, Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger, the week before a huge test in my Prehistoric Life class.   I should have known…


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Memorial Day Cocktail!

No Comments May 27, 2011 • No Comments

Ahh, Memorial Day.  That most American of holidays when we honor our fallen soldiers by eating our weight in hot dogs and sipping cold cocktails on the porch.  Pools are open, schools are (almost) out,…


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What We’re Reading: In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin

3 Comments May 26, 2011 • 3 Comments

I confess: I picked up this book because I liked the title.  It reminded me of a museum and I love museums.  I’m a sucker for other people’s obsessions.  I like it when you can…


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Seven Reasons for a New Nature Movement, from Richard Louv

No Comments May 25, 2011 • No Comments

Richard Louv, bestselling author of Last Child in the Woods, writes about re-imagining the future of our planet in this essay adapted from his new book, The Nature Principle. Read Richard Louv’s “Seven Reasons for…