What We’re Reading: Bound by Antonya Nelson

December 7, 2010 • 19 Comments

Before I started to write this post, I searched for “Antonya” in my Gmail account, just to see how many times I had discussed Antonya Nelson in email conversations.

Thirteen. In the past month, I…

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December 6, 2010

Booksellers Rock! Emma Straub, BookCourt

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Emma Straub is a native New Yorker. Her debut collection of short stories, Other People We Married, will be published by FiveChapters Books in February. She works at BookCourt, one of Brooklyn’s finest independent bookstores,…

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December 3, 2010

In Memoriam: In the Time of the Butterflies

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Algonquin author Julia Alvarez, who grew up hearing stories about the Mirabal sisters, and whose family fled the Dominican Republic only months before the tragic deaths, immortalized the sisters’ story in her bestselling novel In…

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December 2, 2010

Richard Louv in the New York Times

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In her “Personal Health” column in Tuesday’s New York Times, Jane Brody wrote, “I urge you to read the best-selling book Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv, who coined the phrase ‘nature-deficit disorder.’”…

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November 30, 2010

Why I Love Books November Roundup

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I would like to make a motion to take “November” and rename it “Yesvember”. An entire month beginning with the word “no” acts as a subliminal discouragement. It’s bad for morale. If we cannot agree…

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November 29, 2010

What We’re Reading: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

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I discovered the writing of Lydia Davis during my freshman year at Sarah Lawrence College, when a friend loaned me a copy of her first short story collection, Break it Down, and said, “You have…

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November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving! From my mom…

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Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! I’m flying out to see my parents this afternoon, but wanted to get in one last post before the holiday. Thinking about the best parts of Thanksgiving, what I’m thankful for, and…

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November 22, 2010

This Thanksgiving Get Seasoned In The South

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Heather Lende, author of the beautiful memoirs Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs and If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name, has a new column in Woman’s Day. Her first piece…

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November 19, 2010

Booksellers Rock! Michele Filgate, RiverRun Books

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Michele Filgate is the Events Coordinator at RiverRun Books in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She recently made New Hampshire Magazine‘s “It List” for 2010. Michele is a writer and a book critic, and a member of…

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November 18, 2010

Algonquin Talks with Sara Nelson, O: The Oprah Magazine

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How long have you been at O: The Oprah Magazine? Oprah and you are totally best buds now, right?
I started in September ’09, so it’s been a little over a year. Oprah and…

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