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October Lucky Stars: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

No Comments This month for our October Lucky Stars, we present men, men like any other men, only moreso, to paraphrase a fictional man like Rick Blaine. Each of these e-books — just $1.99 apiece throughout the…

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Lucky 7: Exley

No Comments No Comments “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…

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Lucky 7 e-books: A Funny Thing Happened

No Comments No Comments 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 Authors Pick Their Favorite Books of 2011 (Part 1)

1 Comment 1 Comment 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

1 Comment 1 Comment 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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A Fan’s Notes on A Fan’s Notes

4 Comments 4 Comments Brock Clarke on Frederick Exley’s cult classic photo credit: Jon Hughes/ Photopresse .I first read Frederick Exley’s A Fan’s Notes in the summer of 1993. I was at my parents’ house in upstate New York.…

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Happy Exley Day!

1 Comment 1 Comment Hooray, today’s the publication date of Brock Clarke’s new novel, Exley! And to celebrate, we’re giving you an exclusive excerpt to read. But first, check out some of the great reviews Exley has already received:…

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