Lucky 7 e-books for September: Celebrating Lee Smith

September 3, 2013 • 1 Comment

Just in time for Lee Smith‘s highly anticipated new novel, Guests on Earth, here’s a chance to read her other wonderful novels — each with a FREE preview of Guests on Earth! —  just $1.99…


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Happy Summer (Reading)!

1 Comment June 21, 2013 • 1 Comment

The calendar says June 21 today, so that makes it official: Summer is here! And just as with swimming pools, cool beverages (see below) and biting mosquitos, summer just isn’t summer without those summer reading…


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Open the Book: We Bring Browsing to You

No Comments July 13, 2012 • No Comments

The first page is what gets you. You cautiously open the book, careful not to crack the spine — not yet — and you glance at the first page. Chapter One. Maybe the Introduction. You’re…


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Welcome to The Watery Part of the World

No Comments June 19, 2012 • No Comments

Epic in scope and intimate in theme with “a blue-green, underwater feel, a timeless forgetfulness,” (Los Angeles Times), Michael Parker’s The Watery Part of the World weaves an entirely unique tapestry of a story from minor scraps…


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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Books of 2011 (Part 1)

1 Comment December 5, 2011 • 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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In Pictures: Water for Elephants Screening

1 Comment May 9, 2011 • 1 Comment

April 21, 2011 – The circus came to town
Or at least it seemed like it: The Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth was larger than life on the big screen, here in Chapel…


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Publication Day: The Watery Part of the World by Michael Parker

35 Comments April 26, 2011 • 35 Comments

Even before hitting bookstore shelves today, the praise for Michael Parker’s new novel has been overwhelming. Aside from glowing pre-pubs for The Watery Part of the World, authors all over the country–from Ron Rash to…