The Boy Who Loved Tornadoes

March 30, 2010 • 1 Comment We are excited to celebrate the publication of Randi Davenport’s memoir The Boy Who Loved Tornadoes, on sale now! Despite her son Chase’s diagnosis of autism, he attended school, loved to go boogie boarding, had…


March 25, 2010

A Story from Lee Smith

No Comments March 25, 2010 • No Comments Today we have an excerpt from Lee Smith‘s collection of short stories, Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stanger. Smith is the author of fifteen previous books of fiction—three collections of short stories and a dozen…


March 24, 2010

And The Winner Is…

No Comments March 24, 2010 • No Comments Algonquin authors have been getting some attention lately, snatching up awards and nominations. The International Network Of Golf is a 20-year-old, non-profit, media-based networking organization whose mission is to enhance and promote communication and education…


March 23, 2010

Last Child In The Woods

No Comments March 23, 2010 • No Comments “Today I’m teachin’ you to trap rabbits.” My life, up to that point, had never necessitated that I hunt or trap my own food. No one has ever let me hold a gun or a…


March 19, 2010

Robert Goolrick reading from A Reliable Wife

No Comments March 19, 2010 • No Comments Robert Goolrick’s novel A Reliable Wife has been at the top of The New York Times bestseller list since it was released in early January. If you haven’t had a chance to see the author…


March 18, 2010

Bill Smith: Taking It On The Road

No Comments March 18, 2010 • No Comments Last month I was invited by the Viking Range company to give a series of classes at their cooking school in Greenwood, Mississippi. The company’s headquarters is there and, besides the school, there are factories,…


March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

1 Comment March 17, 2010 • 1 Comment For this day of uninhibited drinking and pride in all things Irish, we offer up the favorite drink of novelist James Gould Cozzens: the Half and Half (courtesy of Hemingway and Bailey’s Bartending Guide to…


March 16, 2010

Seattle Reads SECRET SON

No Comments March 16, 2010 • No Comments The Washington Center for the Book has chosen Laila Lalami‘s Secret Son as their 2010 Seattle Reads selection. Secret Son is about a Youssef, a young man in Casablanca who discovers his long-lost father is…


March 11, 2010

Maria’s Bookshop Loves The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

1 Comment March 11, 2010 • 1 Comment Joe and Libby, booksellers at Maria’s Bookshop in Durango, CO, share why they love and recommend Heidi Durrow’s debut novel The Girl Who Fell from the Sky in this wonderful video post from their store’s…


March 9, 2010

Best Supporting Actor Supports Water For Elephants!

2 Comments March 9, 2010 • 2 Comments Ok, so there was a rumor that Sean Penn was going to play August in the film adaptation of Sara Gruen‘s Water For Elephants. This would have been great. But today I learned that it…