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Publication Day:Heading Out to Wonderful

2 Comments “It’s okay to head out for wonderful, but on your way to wonderful you’re going to have to pass through all right. And when you get to all right, take a good look around and…

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Algonquin Staff Picks of 2011

6 Comments 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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The Truth about the Civil Rights Era: Martha Southgate on The Help

24 Comments 24 Comments The current issue of Entertainment Weekly (August 12) has a wonderful cover story on The Help, the blockbuster book that was made into a movie, opening soon. As part of the photo-heavy spread, Entertainment Weekly…

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Summer Reading List

70 Comments 70 Comments It’s no secret that we Algonkians are voracious readers. This summer, we’re excited to dive into a wide variety of books, from the eclectic (The Decameron, Emily Post’s Etiquette, Yakuza Moon) to the wildly popular…

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Giveaway & Event Countdown: Algonquin Book Club with Sara Gruen and Kathryn Stockett

62 Comments 62 Comments Just 8 more days… We’re counting down to April 26th, 7:00 pm EST and our next Algonquin Book Club event! Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help, will interview Sara Gruen about her international bestseller, Water…

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Water for Elephants Book Club: Recipes, Movie Clips, & a Deluxe Giveaway

24 Comments 24 Comments In exactly two weeks from today (!), Sara Gruen and Kathryn Stockett (author of the amazing debut novel The Help) will discuss Water for Elephants in front of a live audience, which will be simultaneously…

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Algonquin Book Club event: Sara Gruen in conversation with Kathryn Stockett

43 Comments 43 Comments Join us April 26th, 7:00 pm EST for our next Algonquin Book Club event! Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help, will interview Sara Gruen about her international bestseller, Water for Elephants. As with all Algonquin…

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

26 Comments 26 Comments 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

No Comments No Comments 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…

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Water for Elephants: Movie Tie-in Edition

11 Comments 11 Comments We’re so excited that we can finally reveal the jacket for the movie tie-in edition of Water for Elephants. Gorgeous, isn’t it? The book–available in trade paperback and mass market editions–will be available in bookstores…

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