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Booksellers Rock! Rob Dougherty, Clinton Book Shop

December 20, 2010 • No Comments

What books recently rocked my world: Nothing Left To Burn by Jay Varner (suck-up alert), Room by Emma Donoghue, Innocent Monster by Reed Farrel Coleman, and Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King.

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December 17, 2010

Christmas Week: Recipes from Bill Smith and Camille Glenn

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Christmas Day is now just ten days away, prompting me to reconsider just how much time I have to do all my holiday shopping. I mean, even if I had the money to buy thoughtful…

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Christmas Week: A story from Lee Smith

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Today we have the story “House Tour” from Lee Smith‘s most recent collection, Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger. In this brilliant gem of a story, a woman is completely unaware that her house is…

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December 16, 2010

Water for Elephants: The Movie Trailer

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Ladies and Gentleman! Presenting … the official Water for Elephants trailer! In theaters nationwide on April 22!…

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December 15, 2010

Win This: Wicked Plants Seed Collection

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As some of you know, I planted a poison garden while I was working on Wicked Plants.  I’d never grown, much less seen, some of the plants in the book, and it’s just too weird…

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December 14, 2010

Christmas Week: A story from Larry Brown

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On the Second Day of Merry Christmas Week we’re giving you a short story by Larry Brown. “Merry Christmas, Scotty” is about that holiday you spend alone–for this guy, that means a tent pitched in…

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December 13, 2010

Christmas Week: A recipe from Camille Glenn

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Welcome to Merry Christmas Week on the Algonquin Books Blog! To prepare you for all your holiday festivities, we’ve got decadent recipes and seasonal drinks and Christmassy stories from Algonquin authors, all week long! And…

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December 10, 2010

Algonquin Picks: Our Favorite Reads of 2010

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It’s no secret that we’re all big readers at Algonquin–and not just of our own titles. Although my mother told me never to play favorites, at the end of each year, while trimming the tree…

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December 9, 2010

READ THIS: A Chanukah Essay

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December is one of my favorite times of year. For many of us, it means time to bring out the Bing Crosby songbook, time to unearth the scary Christmas napkins that look as if Santa’s…

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December 8, 2010

WIN THIS: Merge Giveaway

54 Comments December 8, 2010 • 54 Comments

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS MERGE
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Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, I think it’s time that I can safely declare my love of holiday tunes. Last winter, I was belting, humming,…

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