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Theodosia Burr: From Hamilton toThe Watery Part of the World

No Comments Hamilton mania hits its fever pitch-perfect this weekend with Sunday night’s Tony Awards. The whole country can get a glimpse of the runaway Broadway smash at the “HamilTonys” – where the show is nominated for…

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Lucky 7 e-books for September: Celebrating Lee Smith

1 Comment 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 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 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 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…

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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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In Pictures: Water for Elephants Screening

1 Comment 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 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…

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