The Things People Send Me: Amy Stewart on The Earth Moved

35 Comments Since The Earth Moved was published in 2004, I have received: Two paintings of earthworms, one more abstract and one in a more photorealist style. A handpainted greeting card, suitable for framing, of a mass…

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Algonquin’s Lucky 7: Introducing Our Monthly E-book Promo

5 Comments 5 Comments AHH, FEBRUARY, THE MONTH OF LOVE! What better way to commemorate Valentine’s Day than by spreading the love of reading? We asked seven Algonquin authors to choose their favorite Algonquin title ever—a book they have…

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Algonquin’s Guide to Gift Giving, Winter 2011

1 Comment 1 Comment I always wait until the last minute to buy Christmas and Chanukah presents for my family. It’s not because shopping slips my mind, or because I forget about the holidays or my family, but mostly…

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Wicked Bugs: Amy Stewart in the BBC Gardening Blog

No Comments No Comments I generally don’t consider a bug that eats a plant to be wicked. Plants are, after all, the food supply for many insects; I’m hardly going to blame them for eating their dinner. No, a…

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Drunken Botany 101

1 Comment 1 Comment A few months ago, the Algonquin team received a rather innocuous looking box in the mail. Because we receive dozens of boxes each day, we weren’t too excited…until we opened it up and discovered a…

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On Writing: Amy Stewart and Paul Collins

1 Comment 1 Comment Amy Stewart and Paul Collins talk belles-lettres, the art of nonfiction, e-publishing, colonial mixed drinks, and cramming for your own interviews. Amy Stewart is the acclaimed author of Wicked Plants, Wicked Bugs, Flower Confidential, and…

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Amy Stewart: “A funny thing has happened with Wicked Plants”

1 Comment 1 Comment A funny thing has happened with Wicked Plants. It’s turned into a road show. A carnival of sorts. Social networking, nineteenth-century style. A year before Wicked Plants was released, I was hanging out at the…

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Publication Day: Wicked Bugs

30 Comments 30 Comments Amy Stewart, author of the New York Times bestsellers Wicked Plants and Flower Confidential, is back with her newest book, Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army and Other Diabolical Insects. (Be sure to…

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From Amy Stewart: “Annie Proulx, Garden Writer”

1 Comment 1 Comment . We know ANNIE PROULX as the straight-shooting author of POSTCARDS, THE SHIPPING NEWS, and OPEN RANGE (which includes the masterpiece “Brokeback Mountain”). If you haven’t read her work, you must. She has a way…

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A Valentine’s Horror Story

3 Comments 3 Comments . When I was writing Flower Confidential, I was always looking for romantic Valentine’s Day stories on flowers that I could include in a short chapter on our most romantic holiday. But florists have a…

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