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What We’re Reading: Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan

July 14, 2011 • 1 Comment

Ahhhh … vacation. It’s amazing how that one word can immediately conjure up images of swaying hammocks, laughter, sunlight, and good food, isn’t it? A few weeks ago, I escaped the office for a much-needed…

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What We’re Reading: The Red Market by Scott Carney

No Comments June 30, 2011 • No Comments

I’ve been on a weird reading kick lately.
When not reading manuscripts for work or new issues of Us Weekly (a top priority every Thursday evening), I’m usually immersed in a hot new fiction title.…

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Summer Reading List

70 Comments June 23, 2011 • 70 Comments

It’s no secret that we Algonkians are voracious readers. This summer, we’re excited to dive into a wide variety of books, from the eclectic (The Decameron, Emily Post’s Etiquette, Yakuza Moon) to the wildly popular…

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What We’re Reading: An American Childhood by Annie Dillard

1 Comment June 8, 2011 • 1 Comment

I was recently re-reading Annie Dillard’s An American Childhood, some 15 years after initially reading it, and was appropriately awe-struck page after page. Dillard is one of the most brilliant writers of our time; I…

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What We’re Reading: In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin

3 Comments May 26, 2011 • 3 Comments

I confess: I picked up this book because I liked the title.  It reminded me of a museum and I love museums.  I’m a sucker for other people’s obsessions.  I like it when you can…

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What We’re Reading: Alexandra Styron’s Reading My Father

1 Comment April 15, 2011 • 1 Comment

In 2006, when I was an assistant publicist at Random House, I was assigned to publicize the reprinting of Darkness Visible, William Styron’s extraordinarily moving memoir on his depression. I knew many close friends who…

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What We’re Reading: The Tiger’s Wife

6 Comments March 22, 2011 • 6 Comments

It seems like you can’t go anywhere these days without brushing up against a tiger.
With the arrival of spring, we have talk on TV of whether or not golfer Tiger Woods can reclaim his…

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What We’re Reading: Just Kids by Patti Smith

1 Comment January 20, 2011 • 1 Comment

“Where does it all lead? What will become of us? These were our young questions, and young answers were revealed. It leads to each other. We become ourselves.”—Patti Smith

Patti Smith’s Just Kids is a…

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January 12, 2011

What We’re Reading: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

1 Comment January 12, 2011 • 1 Comment

Over the fall, while helping to search for quotes to accompany the spreads in Algonquin’s annual Out on the Porch calendar, I stumbled upon a passage from Breakfast at Tiffany’s that I couldn’t get out…

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What We’re Reading: Columbine by Dave Cullen

5 Comments January 3, 2011 • 5 Comments

When I first read the reviews of Dave Cullen’s nonfiction book, Columbine, I was impressed, but something held me back from picking up a copy. Do I really want to read an account of the Columbine…

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