Big News: The New New Stories From the South

February 22, 2010 • 12 Comments

Hey friends, we have good news: On August 17, Algonquin will publish its 25th volume of New Stories from the South! And the guest editor? None other than the amazing Amy Hempel. (Check out an…


February 19, 2010

NPR Lovin’

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Monday, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., on NPR’s All Things Considered, host Michele Norris will be interviewing Heidi Durrow on her new book, The Girl Who Fell From The Sky. So, while you’re driving…


February 18, 2010

Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

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Dear Dr. Bleedingheart,
Help!  It’s February and I’m going crazy!  The days are short, the sky is grey, and the garden is buried under dirty, slushy snow.  I’ve become so irritable and downtrodden myself that…


February 17, 2010

The Book That’s Falling From The Sky!

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Good News!
Today we launch The Girl Who Fell From The Sky by Heidi Durrow.
We have a couple launch-day treats for you. First, click here for a clip from the audio CD. Also, we…


February 16, 2010

First Dogs

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Okay, American history buffs, this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to test your White House knowledge. Only the most politically informed, democratically minded individuals will have a chance at getting this right.
Match the dog, below,…


February 12, 2010

Book Booty Giveaway: Lincoln Edition

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As all you patriot-minded people probably know, today is Lincoln’s Birthday! In honor of our 16th President, we’re holding a little contest to see how well you know him.
To one randomly selected winner, we’re…


February 11, 2010

V-Day Revisited: Flower Confidential

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Sunday is Valentine’s Day. When you were small, this meant bringing your mother Cheerios in bed and leaving an intricate paper heart on the desk of the 1st grade heartthrob. There was something thrilling about…


February 11, 2010

“It takes a village to make a tango dancer.”

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Today we have the first chapter of Maria Finn‘s new memoir, Hold Me Tight and Tango Me Home. This selection is about Finn’s first tango lesson after her split from her cheating husband. She’s learning…


February 9, 2010

Maria Finn on Heartbreak and Mending

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When I learned of my husband’s infidelity and sunk into a messy funk, one thing that surprised me were all the friends and acquaintances I had who had experienced something similar, but hadn’t mentioned it…


February 8, 2010

The Algonquin Test-Kitchen: Crème Brulée

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For this month’s Algonquin Test-Kitchen, Brittany – armed with a handy blow torch – took on Bill Smith’s Crème Brulée, from Seasoned in the South. These little potted custards, featuring lots of heavy cream, are…