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The Revised Fundamentals of Filmmaking

February 5, 2015 • 1 Comment When filming of The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving began in Atlanta last month, Jonathan Evison’s novel joined a distinguished list of Algonquin books adapted to the screen. Larry Brown’s Joe, starring Nicolas Cage, was released…


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February Lucky Stars in Love

No Comments February 2, 2015 • No Comments We’re not promising these books will make you lucky in love. Just Lucky Stars in love. They are completely swoon-worthy. If you have not yet discovered writers like Larry Brown or Carrie Brown, Shirley Abbott…


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Vote for Your Super Book Sunday Team

No Comments January 29, 2015 • No Comments We’re gearing up for Sunday, the day for the best of the best, the top players, your best team. Yup, that’s right — we’re talking about Super Book Sunday! Gather up some snacks — we…


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The Writing Life: Tim Johnston

3 Comments January 22, 2015 • 3 Comments Like many authors, novelist Tim Johnston’s path to publication was rife with rejections. An earlier draft of the manuscript that would become his just-published novel Descent was turned down by eight different editors. Massive revisions…


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Your Book Club Calendar of Books

5 Comments January 15, 2015 • 5 Comments Happy 2015! We hope the new reading year is treating you well so far (have you read Descent already?), as so many great books lie ahead. The joy of not-yet-read books is boundless, but the…


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Heavy Lifting with Dave Grohl

1 Comment January 15, 2015 • 1 Comment Tim Johnston, the author of Descent, used to make his living as a carpenter, a carpenter to the stars — well, one rock star, one day, one time. Here’s the story of that day. This…


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Giveaway: The Algonquin Reader: Spring 2015

9 Comments January 13, 2015 • 9 Comments Get ready for our freshly blooming fiction with your own copy of The Algonquin Reader: Spring 2015. We publish the Reader each book season to give you a sneak peek of our new novels and…


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January Lucky Stars: Back to the Future

No Comments January 7, 2015 • No Comments Read some of our bestselling novels for just $1.99 this month — and get free previews of  soon-to-be-bestselling (fingers crossed) books coming out this fall. Each one of these e-books contains a sneak peek of…


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Descent Giveaway: Signed First Edition

2 Comments January 5, 2015 • 2 Comments Does this sound like a book you’d like to read? Outstanding. . . . The days when you had to choose between a great story and a great piece of writing? Gone.” —Esquire “Tim Johnston’s high-wire…


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Robert Mitchum’s Hangover Cure

No Comments January 1, 2015 • No Comments We’ll keep this short and sweet (and with a raw egg, too) for those of you who might be too bleary-eyed for much Jan. 1 reading. Courtesy of  Of All the Gin Joints, written by…