Canning with Granny Shirley

August 11, 2010 • 4 Comments

Despite my 6 year jaunt in New York City and my love of 3-inch high heels, I’m one of those GRITS at heart (for those of you not familiar with this term, it stands for…

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August 6, 2010

Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

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Dear Dr. Bleedingheart,
Help! There’s this really cute guy working at a local bookstore near my office and I’d love to ask him out. But every time I go into the store he’s busy with…

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August 3, 2010

More From Merge: The New Arcade Fire Album

1 Comment August 3, 2010 • 1 Comment

Arcade Fire, the indie-rock band that surprised everyone with its meteoric rise, releases its third CD, “The Suburbs,” today. The album is already receiving amazing reviews and attention, like this New York Times feature from…

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August 2, 2010

Make A Toast At The Round Table

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Algonquin Books can’t help but feel a special bond with Dorothy Parker and the members of the Algonquin Round Table, despite the fact that we are not, as many believe, named after the Algonquin Round…

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July 30, 2010

Why-I-Love-Books July Roundup

1 Comment July 30, 2010 • 1 Comment

Let’s be honest. Does anyone really love July? I mean, there’s a reason “Hotter than July” is a saying. Because no one can really imagine anything hotter than July. If you’re in the West, it…

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July 30, 2010

The Best Author Photo:Sara Gruen gets a hug!

1 Comment July 30, 2010 • 1 Comment

From Shelf Awareness:
Sara Gruen with Tai, the elephant portraying Rosie, on the set of Water for Elephants. Gruen is the author of Water for Elephants (Algonquin) and Ape House, which will be published by…

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July 28, 2010

Water For Wednesdays

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Spotlight on Christoph Waltz
You’ve seen him in Inglourious Basterds–for which he won an Academy Award–and he is soon to appear on the big screen again in The Green Hornet. Right now, though,  Christoph Waltz…

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July 28, 2010

Beat the heat, Hemingway style

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During these long, hot summer days, nothing feels quite so right as sitting down with a good book,  a chilled beverage at your side. We hand out suggestions about good books like candy, but I…

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July 26, 2010

Jam Sessionwith Heather Lende

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No, not THAT kind of jam session. We’re talking about berry jam. Fresh-picked, home-made, sticky summer jam. Today, we have an excerpt about jamming from Heather Lende’s Take Good Care of the Garden and the…

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July 23, 2010

Melanie Sumner:The Great Book Launch

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The Ghost of Milagro Creek by Melanie Sumner, out this month, is fast becoming a favorite of the summer. Set in a bario of Taos, New Mexico, the story has all the ingredients of an…

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