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A Toast to You: Happy Holidays from Algonquin

December 22, 2011 • No Comments

Today marks our last blog post until we return on January 3. Until then, we leave you with the recipe for the perfect holiday drink, courtesy of our editorial assistant/resident mixologist, Daniel Nowell. Wishing you…

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What the Dormouse Said: Wit and Wisdom from Childrens’ Books, Part 3

2 Comments December 20, 2011 • 2 Comments

Today we have another batch of quotes from What the Dormouse Said: Lessons for Grown-Ups from Children’s Books, which makes a great stocking stuffer for just about everyone on your list–the young, the young-at-heart, and…

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Algonquin’s Guide to Gift Giving, Winter 2011

1 Comment December 14, 2011 • 1 Comment

I always wait until the last minute to buy Christmas and Chanukah presents for my family. It’s not because shopping slips my mind, or because I forget about the holidays or my family, but mostly…

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Algonquin Staff Picks of 2011

6 Comments December 12, 2011 • 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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What We’re Reading: Crafting with Cat Hair

No Comments December 8, 2011 • No Comments

A few weeks ago, my Facebook feed lit up with links to a new book called Crafting with Cat Hair. Originally published in Japan, Crafting with Cat Hair was translated by Amy Hirschman and was…

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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Books They’ve Read in 2011, Part 2

1 Comment December 7, 2011 • 1 Comment

Donia Bijan, author of Maman’s Homesick Pie
This was the year of displaced persons.
The Invisible Bridge, by Julie Orringer. The untold story of Hungarian Jews forced to flee as Europe’s tragedy unfolds, renders the…

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Booksellers Rock! Stacie Michelle Williams at Boswell Book Company

10 Comments December 6, 2011 • 10 Comments

Name: Stacie Michelle Williams
Bookstore: Boswell Book Company
Title: We’re still working on one, but I do a lot with author events
Brief Bio.: A lifelong bibliophile who taught herself to read by age 5…

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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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Madeleine L’Engle, Age 15

1 Comment December 1, 2011 • 1 Comment

“One day while I was happily pretending to myself that I was Madame Curie, I blew up the lab,” recalled Madeleine L’Engle in her 1983 Library of Congress address. These days, L’Engle is known and…

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