Algonquin Staff Picks of 2011

December 12, 2011 • 6 Comments 2011 was definitely a banner year for books. For this year’s roundup of our favorites, many of us selected Kevin Wilson’s hilarious and brilliant novel, The Family Fang. (Kevin, come back and visit us soon!)…


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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Books They’ve Read in 2011, Part 2

1 Comment December 7, 2011 • 1 Comment Donia Bijan, author of Maman’s Homesick Pie This was the year of displaced persons. The Invisible Bridge, by Julie Orringer. The untold story of Hungarian Jews forced to flee as Europe’s tragedy unfolds, renders the…


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Booksellers Rock! Rob Dougherty, Clinton Book Shop

No Comments December 20, 2010 • No Comments Rob Dougherty What books recently rocked my world: Nothing Left To Burn by Jay Varner (suck-up alert), Room by Emma Donoghue, Innocent Monster by Reed Farrel Coleman, and Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King.…


December 10, 2010

Algonquin Picks: Our Favorite Reads of 2010

No Comments December 10, 2010 • No Comments It’s no secret that we’re all big readers at Algonquin–and not just of our own titles. Although my mother told me never to play favorites, at the end of each year, while trimming the tree…


December 6, 2010

Booksellers Rock! Emma Straub, BookCourt

No Comments December 6, 2010 • No Comments Emma Straub is a native New Yorker. Her debut collection of short stories, Other People We Married, will be published by FiveChapters Books in February. She works at BookCourt, one of Brooklyn’s finest independent bookstores,…


October 8, 2010

What We’re Reading Room by Emma Donoghue

4 Comments October 8, 2010 • 4 Comments Kelly pretending to read If you haven’t heard of Room by Emma Donoghue, or if you have but haven’t bought it yet, go buy it. Do it today. Immediately. Because I promise you will not…