Books for the Holiday Season

December 10, 2009 • No Comments

One of my favorite parts of decorating the house for Christmas as a child was pulling out the stacks of Christmas books we kept with the ornaments. The tales of Clement C. Moore, The Grinch,…

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December 8, 2009

Our Fruitcake-Free Holiday Gift Guide

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Don’t want to give Dad a pair of GoldToe socks again this year? We don’t blame you. That’s why no matter who’s on your list, Algonquin has the perfect gift…
For Her

Going Away Shoes…

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December 7, 2009

Short Story Pick-of-the-Month

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Flash fiction is a difficult form to pull off, and many times stories in that form can feel more like scenes rather than turning points or moments of recognition. And speaking of difficult forms, stories…

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December 4, 2009

Introducing the Algonquin Snuggie

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On a cold winter night, there really isn’t anything better than a fire roaring in the fireplace, a sleeved blanket (so your arms don’t get cold when you turn the pages), and a copy of…

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December 3, 2009

Algonquin Loving from the AHS Book Awards Committee

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Scott Calhoun, who sits on the American Horticultural Society’s Book Award Committee, recently announced his top three picks for the 2010 prize — and two of them are published by yours truly! Says Calhoun, “This…

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December 2, 2009

Southern Belly Redux

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John T. Edge, “the Faulkner of Southern food” (the Miami Herald) and author of  Southern Belly: The Ultimate Food Lover’s Companion to the South is today’s guest author. He’ll be popping in on our blog…

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December 1, 2009

Jill McCorkle on “A Christmas Memory”

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Truman Capote’s heartbreaking short story, “A Christmas Memory,” is a perennial favorite around this time of year, and Jill McCorkle — author of GOING AWAY SHOES — explains why she’s given countless copies as holiday…

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November 30, 2009

November’s Why-I-Love-Books Roundup

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A genius way to stash your books.
Hear from the designer behind the new Penguin Classics beauties.
Where Books Come to Life.
The Best Book Covers of 2009 (we made the list with Wicked Plants…

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November 25, 2009

The (Algonquin) Office Wedding

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I got hitched earlier this month and several of my colleagues carpooled out to Virginia for the big event. What do you get when you mix publishers with an open bar and throw in some…

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November 25, 2009

Read an Excerpt from The Ghost at the Table

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With the holiday season upon us, it’s the perfect time to pick up Suzanne Berne‘s novel, The Ghost at the Table, set at a family Thanksgiving in New England. In the Washington Post, Ron Charles…

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