Wisdom of Perversity

Rafael Yglesias on Writing The Wisdom of Perversity

February 27, 2015 • No Comments

Rafael Yglesias’ new novel, The Wisdom of Perversity, will be published March 24.
Perhaps I shouldn’t admit to a prospective reader that I wrote the first draft of The Wisdom of Perversity in 1998, that…

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Giveaway: Orhan’s Inheritance Broadside

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Aline Ohanesian’s debut novel is one to remember. Moving back and forth in time, between the last years of the Ottoman Empire and the 1990s, Orhan’s Inheritance is a story of passionate love, unspeakable horrors, incredible resilience,…

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Giveaway: That Should Be a Word

9 Comments February 26, 2015 • 9 Comments

That Should Be a Word comes out in April from our Workman Publishing cousins, but now’s your opportunity to enter for a chance to win a copy before it’s even published. (Wait, there should be…

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“Suddenly, There’s My Mother”

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Julie Metz, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Perfection, interviewed Alice Eve Cohen about her upcoming book, The Year My Mother Came Back. It was the sort of conversation only two friends can…

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February 19, 2015 onthehouse

On the House: The Page 69 Test

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Maybe you don’t need help finding your next great book to read. Certainly, there are plenty of random and not-so-random ways to choose. Judging a book by its cover is a classic. You can judge…

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Drink with the Stars at Your Oscars Party

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The annual Oscar Awards show means it’s time to party like a Hollywood star. No, don’t expect anyone to ask you who you’re wearing. And TMZ won’t be tracking your every move. But Of All…

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Super Book Sunday Results: The Algonquin First String

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The results from the Super Book Sunday draft are in! Thanks to all who participated. And here’s your Algonquin first-string:
Player #1: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Player #2: Water for…

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The Revised Fundamentals of Filmmaking

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When filming of The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving began in Atlanta last month, Jonathan Evison’s novel joined a distinguished list of Algonquin books adapted to the screen. Larry Brown’s Joe, starring Nicolas Cage, was released…

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February Lucky Stars in Love

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We’re not promising these books will make you lucky in love. Just Lucky Stars in love. They are completely swoon-worthy. If you have not yet discovered writers like Larry Brown or Carrie Brown, Shirley Abbott…

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Vote for Your Super Book Sunday Team

No Comments January 29, 2015 • No Comments

We’re gearing up for Sunday, the day for the best of the best, the top players, your best team. Yup, that’s right — we’re talking about Super Book Sunday! Gather up some snacks — we…

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