52 Loaves on NPR!

June 10, 2010 • 2 Comments

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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June 4, 2010

From Largehearted Boy—Peep Show Soundtrack

4 Comments June 4, 2010 • 4 Comments

Josh Braff, author of the new book PEEP SHOW, put together a playlist for the (really awesome) blog Largehearted Boy. We liked it so much, we had to repost it! You can see this post…

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June 3, 2010

Short Story Pick-Of-The-Month

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Contrary to popular belief, not all writers sit in dark corners scribbling their serious, serious story about how gloomy and awful life is. Most writers use laptops now. Others, like George Singleton, forgo the expected,…

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June 1, 2010

Backlist Redux: The Resurrectionist

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The Resurrectionist by Jack O’Connell
In a desperate attempt to revive his comatose son, Sweeney has taken a position as third-shift pharmacist at the austere Peck Clinic, where Dr. Peck and his daughter, Dr. Peck,…

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May 31, 2010

May’s Why-I-Love-Books Roundup

4 Comments May 31, 2010 • 4 Comments

May is a fantastic month. Not like cold February or boring September: it’s got spunk. The weather turns warm and the flowers bloom and the mosquitoes start breeding . . .  Here in America, we…

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May 27, 2010

Algonquin-Approved Summer Reading

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Show of hands: who secretly loved those summer reading assignments in grade school? As your classmates groaned while the reading lists were passed out, you rubbed your hands in glee, picturing long days spent inhaling…

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May 26, 2010

Excerpt: Far Bright Star

1 Comment May 26, 2010 • 1 Comment

Today we have an excerpt form Robert Olmstead‘s Far Bright Star. This novel, which came out last year and is new in paperback, has gleaned some high praise and won the Western Writers of America…

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