Father’s Day Roundup

June 18, 2010 • No Comments

Once, when I was five, my dad came home from a business trip wearing a baseball cap advertising the band Barenaked Ladies. I was in that phase that comes right after learning to read, the…

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June 17, 2010

Great Books for Father’s Day!

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Father’s Day is this Sunday! If you ask me, books are always the best gift. Especially for dads, who always seem to be notoriously difficult to shop for. Books are portable, personal, and won’t anger…

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June 17, 2010

Goodwin’s Dream Golf Blog

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Today we have an entry from Stephen Goodwin‘s Dream Golf Blog, where he talks about the subjects covered in his new book, Dream Golf: The Making of Brandon Dunes.
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Opening Day at Old Macdonald…

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June 15, 2010

Author Q&A: Stephen Goodwin

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This is Stephen Goodwin–author of four previous books (including the acclaimed novel Breaking Her Fall), former director of the literature program at the National Endowment for the Arts, two-time president of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, and…

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June 14, 2010

Excerpt from Dream Golf, by Stephen Goodwin

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Today we’re launching the revised and expanded edition of Stephen Goodwin’s Dream Golf: The Making of Bandon Dunes. What was originally  an exploration of the genius behind the British-style links built on the Oregon coast,…

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June 11, 2010

Water for Elephants Movie News

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The Water for Elephants movie–starring Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, and Christoph Waltz–won’t be in theaters until 2011, but ever since filming began on May 20, photos from the set have been popping up everywhere.  The…

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June 10, 2010

52 Loaves on NPR!

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Bill Alexander had a fantastic interview on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show yesterday, discussing his new book 52 LOAVES.  You can listen to the interview, read the comments, and check out his recipe for peasant bread…

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June 10, 2010

A Reliable Wife wins First Fiction Award

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The Book-of-the-Month Club announced today that Robert Goolrick’s A Reliable Wife is the 2009 winner of their annual First Fiction Award!
The Book-of-the-Month First Fiction Award is granted annually by the Book-of-the-Month Club editorial board…

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June 9, 2010

BookExpo America: The Algonquin Recap

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A few weeks ago, the Algonquin team ventured to NYC armed with thousands of galleys, comfortable shoes, and a sense of excitement. What were we so excited about, you ask? Book Expo America! We, along…

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June 7, 2010

Paperback Roundup

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One of my favorite parts of a book coming out in paperback is that it gets sexy, new cover art. It’s like a face lift without the swelling or recovery period. I also love how…

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