Introducing the Algonquin Snuggie

December 4, 2009 • No Comments

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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November 24, 2009

Tune in to Diane Rehm’s “Readers’ Review” Tomorrow!

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Suzanne Berne‘s The Ghost at the Table, first published in November 06, took the media by storm. It received an “A” grade from Entertainment Weekly and rave reviews in O, The Oprah Magazine; Elle; Washington…

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November 24, 2009

Bill Smith’s Top Tips for Thanksgiving

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It’s been a long time since I have had to cook the whole meal at Thanksgiving. The fact that I am not afraid to make gravy generally proves to be contribution enough.  At my mother’s…

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November 23, 2009

The Algonquin Test-Kitchen: “Libby’s Christmas Gift”

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I recently discovered the Algonquin cookbook Party Receipts from the Charleston Junior League. Published in 1993, this comb-bound gem is the third in a series of entertaining guides put together by the women of the…

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