And the Winners are…

October 16, 2009 • No Comments

Randomizer.org has spoken, and we are excited to announce the winners of this week’s Book Booty prize!  Marianne D., Kim K., Cat W., Paul B. and Mary E-B. are each going to receive a copy…

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October 15, 2009

From Bill Smith’s Kitchen – Scuppernong Sorbet

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Bill Smith, the Crook’s Corner chef for more than a decade and the author of Seasoned in the South: Recipes from Crook’s Corner and from Home, has cooked his signature dishes for most everyone who…

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October 14, 2009

Short Story Pick-of-the-Month

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Today’s post is coming to you courtesy of Kathy Pories, Senior Editor at Algonquin and Senior Editor of our annual New Stories from the South series (now in its 19th year!). She gets to soak…

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October 13, 2009

My Father’s Paradise — Now Available!

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My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Family’s Past by Ariel Sabar comes out today in paperback and is already available at most bookstores and online booksellers.
The paperback is beautifully designed and includes…

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October 13, 2009

Live Chat Recap

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Yesterday on the Our Noise website we were excited to host a live chat with Merge Records founders Mac McCaughan and Laura Ballance, along with writer John Cook. A special thanks to Michael Azerrad, author…

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October 9, 2009

Esme Codell hearts Johnny Appleseed

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As promised, here’s a piece from Esmé Codell, author of Educating Esmé, praising the power of the picture book biography and giving some great ideas for celebrating one of her favorite American heroes, Johnny Appleseed.…

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October 9, 2009

Happy Anniversary Merge Records — and a giveaway!

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You scene kids probably already know about Merge Records (the awesome little label that produces some of the biggest indie bands out there–Arcade Fire, Spoon, Magnetic Fields–and just happens to be our “next-door neighbor” in…

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October 8, 2009

More Exciting Publicity News for Love, Loss, and What I Wore

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What’s the latest buzz about the off-Broadway hit sensation Love, Loss, and What I Wore, based on Algonquin’s beloved and bestselling book?

As Variety reports, “After setting a house record for advance sales, Nora and…

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October 8, 2009

Educating Esme — it’s back and better than ever

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If you haven’t read Educating Esmé: Diary of a Teacher’s First Year, um, what are you waiting for? The book is spirited, funny, and endearing. But don’t just take my word for it! It’s been…

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October 7, 2009

Welcome to Meet the Staff: Inaugural Edition

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We thought it would be nice to introduce you to the Algonquin staff and to pull back the curtain on what we do on a daily basis. First up in our series of Staff Spotlights…

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