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January 15, 2010 • No Comments

Dear Dr. Bleedingheart,
Should I worry that crickets have decided to move into my basement this winter? Thankfully, they are rather polite tenants and respectful of quiet hours. Although generally nondestructive, they are eating the…


January 14, 2010


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Please welcome our new intern, Susannah Long, who is writing today about Jill McCorkle’s Going Away Shoes.

Jill McCorkle has me thinking about shoes. Not styles and prices and the long-term benefits of arch-support,…


January 14, 2010

Dance those winter blues away!

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Maria Finn’s new memoir Hold Me Tight and Tango Me Home will be in stores on February 9. Watch this wonderful video for her book, and find out more at her new website! Listen to…


January 11, 2010

Farewell, Christina!

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Publicist (and frequent blog contributor) Christina Gates recently decided to take on a brand new job with the website We wish her the best of luck in her new position, and we are certainly…


January 8, 2010

More Love for your Library: A 3-Book Giveaway!

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On January 19, Algonquin will publish Diana Wells‘ Lives of the Trees: An Uncommon History. An author interview with Michele Norris just aired yesterday on All Things Considered — check it out here!Wells is the…


January 6, 2010

Saying Goodbye to 2009

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What a year it’s been for Algonquin! Allow us to pat ourselves on the back when we say we had FIVE New York Times bestsellers in 2009.
If you haven’t checked ‘em out, what are…


January 5, 2010

New in Paperback!

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With almost the entire nation deep in this wintertime cold snap, today is the perfect on-sale date for the paperback edition of The New York Times bestseller A Reliable Wife, set in the bitter-cold winter…


January 4, 2010

Last Child in the Woods (of Pandora)

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James Cameron’s new blockbuster movie “Avatar” has been hailed by critics not only for its technological breakthroughs (and high price tag), but also for its moral lessons.
In a few recent interviews, James Cameron mentioned…


December 30, 2009

December’s Why-I-Love-Books Roundup

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Our offices close at 3 today and I’m looking forward to a jump-start on the New Year! We’ll see all of you in 2010!
Amazon’s top 100 from 2009.
This made me lol.
More alternative…


December 29, 2009

Cheers to the New Year!

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With New Year’s Eve right around the corner, we wanted to share a cocktail recipe from Hemingway & Bailey’s Bartending Guide to Great American Writers. Following a celebratory evening and one too many glasses of…