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The Books of Summer

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As we head into the unofficial end of summer with Labor Day weekend, we wondered about which books captured our authors’ attention during the dog days.
“My favorite book of the summer was James Salter’s…

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Meet Lin Enger, Bill Roorbach & Brock Clarke

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Here are excerpts from the Algonquin Reader essays by Lin Enger, Bill Roorbach and Brock Clarke:

The High Divide by Lin Enger:  “In 1883 my great-grandfather, a Norwegian immigrant, arrived in Dakota Territory to homestead…

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Algonquin @ BEA

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Giveaway Tuesday: Fall 2014 Galleys

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Galleys, we’ve got galleys. We’ve got lots and lots of galleys.
This is your chance to get your mitts on advance reading copies of our Fall 2014 titles. Get ‘em now. Get ‘em before BEA…

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Lucky 7: Exley

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“Sometimes you have to tell the truth about some of the stuff you’ve done so that people will believe you when you tell them the truth about other stuff you haven’t done.” - Miller Le Ray,…

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Lucky 7 e-books: A Funny Thing Happened

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A Funny Thing Happened
Some laughs come from the belly and make you gasp for air. Some come as chuckles and a wry smile. We offer up seven books that will make you giggle, tee-hee,…

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

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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 Authors Pick Their Favorite Books of 2011 (Part 1)

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Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow
The Love Wife by Gish Jen:  This novel takes us to the heart of the most complicated–and a complicating–American family. It broke my heart and then put it back…

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On Writing: Brock Clarke and Kevin Wilson

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Brock Clarke and Kevin Wilson talk inspiration, performance art, unlikeable characters, Cormac McCarthy, short stories, and potato guns. Brock Clarke is the author of An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England and Exley.…

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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Summer Reads: Part 1

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Summer’s winding down, but we still have plenty of time left to cram in more summer reading, right? We recently asked our authors to tell us about their favorite summer reads, whether from recent memory…

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