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Tonight! Our first Algonquin Book Club event: Julia Alvarez in conversation with Edwidge Danticat

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Tonight’s the night! Our first Algonquin Book Club event, featuring Julia Alvarez in conversation with Edwidge Danticat about Alvarez’s beloved classic In the Time of the Butterflies. The event, being held at Books &…

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Giveaway for the Algonquin Book Club: In the Time of the Butterflies

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Today’s Shelf Awareness, one of our favorite daily reads, gives a fantastic shout out to the Algonquin Book Club. There are only two weeks left until the first event with Julia Alvarez and Edwidge Danticat!…

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Introducing the Algonquin Book Club! Live events & live webcasts with notable writers

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Welcome to the Algonquin Book Club! Each year we’ll be featuring four Algonquin Book Club selections at literary events held around the country and simultaneously webcast on our site. For each event, an Algonquin author…

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USA Today “Book Buzz” item on the Algonquin Book Club

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Thanks, USA Today, for writing about the Algonquin Book Club series, featuring Julia Alvarez (In the Time of the Butterflies) with Edwidge Danticat, Sara Gruen (Water for Elephants) with Kathryn Stockett, Heidi Durrow (The Girl Who…

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February 2, 2011

Booksellers Rock! Stan Hynds, Northshire Bookstore

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What books recently rocked my world:
The Anthologist, by Nicholson Baker
Year of Our Lord, by T. R. Pearson and Langdon Clay

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Best damn event(s) we’ve hosted: In 2003, after Laura Bush canceled a…

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January 25, 2011

Wine and Recipe Pairings

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Our friends at The Wine Trials have generously agreed to match Algonquin Book Club titles with distinctive bottles of wine. Pretty swell of them, eh? Their suggested pairing for In the Time of the…

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December 3, 2010

In Memoriam: In the Time of the Butterflies

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Algonquin author Julia Alvarez, who grew up hearing stories about the Mirabal sisters, and whose family fled the Dominican Republic only months before the tragic deaths, immortalized the sisters’ story in her bestselling novel In…

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April 21, 2010

Hairbands: A Poem From Julia Alvarez

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I’m always happy when National Poetry Month comes along.  It’s easy to forget about poetry in our busy lives, in our busy world. We don’t seem to forget to read novels or newspapers or works…

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