Giveaway: The Miracle Girl

7 Comments A multi-faceted, multi-voiced debut novel, The Miracle Girl is at the same time personal and heartfelt  — chronicling a family in flux, trying to find their individual and collective way — and also tells a…

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March Madness Giveaway: Spring 2015 Book Set

18 Comments 18 Comments Have you been ailing from March Madness? March Book Madness, that is. We’ve diagnosed several cases of this book mania —  beware, it’s contagious —  even here in the hallowed home of college basketball where…

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Author Q&A: Meet Heidi Pitlor

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Why I Wrote It: A Note from Jim Grimsley

No Comments No Comments Jim Grimsley  on his new book, How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Lessons of a Racist Childhood, which will be published on April 14. I have been watching episodes of Dragnet, the TV series…

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Giveaway Wednesday: The Wisdom of Perversity

No Comments No Comments On publication day Tuesday, actor and author David Duchovny tweeted that Rafael Yglesias “is a gifted & unblinking storyteller. Such hard unsparing truths in a difficult yet necessary story.” We could not agree more. With…

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Tales for National Puppy Day

No Comments No Comments We are celebrating National Puppy Day the only way we know how – with books. Chelan has these tales for her To Be Read list, and they’re sure to have her (and your) tail wagging.  …

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Meet Our New York City family

No Comments No Comments Photos by Maddie Williams Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill was born, bred and remains right at home here in North Carolina amid rolling hills, vibrant literary culture and barbecue aplenty (oh, and the best college…

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Our Editors’ Advice on Creating Narrative Tension

3 Comments 3 Comments There are stories that you can’t put down, and there are those that you can’t wait to put down. The difference? Often, it comes down to tension. What’s pulling the readers through, hurtling them headlong…

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March Lucky Stars: Southern Voices

No Comments No Comments Southern voices and Southern sun — two reasons to smile. Well, at least we’ve still have those wonderful Southern writers to keep us warm until the sun returns. (Where, oh, where, has it gone?) Our…

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Rafael Yglesias on Writing The Wisdom of Perversity

No Comments No Comments Rafael Yglesias’ new novel, The Wisdom of Perversity, will be published March 24. Perhaps I shouldn’t admit to a prospective reader that I wrote the first draft of The Wisdom of Perversity in 1998, that…

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