Why-I-Love-Books August Roundup

August 31, 2010 • 1 Comment

au·gust
adj.

Inspiring awe or admiration; majestic: the august presence of the monarch.
Venerable for reasons of age or high rank.

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All the other months are defined by placement in the line-up and characterized…

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August 30, 2010

NPR’s Scott Simonon The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

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Elisabeth Tova Bailey, author of The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating (an office favorite), spoke with NPR “Weekend Edition Saturday” host Scott Simon about her illness, her ongoing recovery, and the benefits of slowing…

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August 27, 2010

Love And Drinks With Hammett and Hellman

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I feel like I’ve been having a lot of conversations about love lately–or rather, the nature of relationships. And I’ve come to the following conclusion: The very person you pine for, swoon over, and generally…

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August 25, 2010

Books & Books Presents Algonquin Night

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Craig Popelars, Algonquin’s Marketing Director,
writes about a magical trip to the land of Miami.
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STOP, collaborate, and listen,
Algonquin’s in Miami with a frontlist edition.
Our fiction grabs a hold of you tightly,…

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August 24, 2010

Author Q&A:Elisabeth Tova Bailey

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Yesterday we featured an excerpt from Elisabeth Tova Bailey’s exquisite memoir The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating. Today we have an interview with the snail aficionado herself. The book is about her observations of…

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August 23, 2010

Read This:A Wild Snail Excerpt

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Everyone at Algonquin is excited about the charming little memoir we’re publishing this week, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating–a true story about how life, even on the smallest scale, can be rewarding. There’s…

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August 20, 2010

AN INTERVIEW WITH SHANNON RAVENEL

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Today’s bonanza: Amy Hempel’s COLLECTED STORIES; Wells Towers’s EVERYTHING RAVAGED, EVERYTHING BURNED; the 25th anniversary edition of NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH; and three Algonquin titles of your choosing. Just leave a comment on our…

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August 19, 2010

AN INTERVIEW WITH AMY HEMPEL

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We’re huge Amy Hempel fans at Algonquin, so we’re especially thrilled that she’s the guest editor of this year’s 25th anniversary edition of NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH. To celebrate, today we’re giving away a…

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August 18, 2010

AN INTERVIEW WITH WELLS TOWER

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Today we’ll be giving away a copy of Wells Towers’ Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned along with a copy of New Stories from the South, 2010. To enter, leave a comment here or on our Facebook…

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August 17, 2010

AN INTERVIEW WITHKathy Pories, Series Editor

8 Comments August 17, 2010 • 8 Comments

Algonquin Books is proud to celebrate a quarter-century’s worth of stellar short stories with the publication of its annual anthology, NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH.
Over the course of the week, we’ll be featuring spotlight…

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