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The Remedy for Snow

November 20, 2014 • No Comments

Do you suffer from Lake Effect Snow Syndrome? Do you have cabin fever from being stuck in your house behind a sixty-three-inch wall of snow? Are you trapped inside with nothing to read?
We’ve got…

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November 18, 2014 Descent

Giveaway: Descent by Tim Johnston

4 Comments November 18, 2014 • 4 Comments

It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but we’re giving you a gift, the gift of buzz — all wrapped up with a pretty bow.
Excitement for Tim Johnston’s novel Descent is at a fever pitch. The…

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Jacket Design: The Happiest People in the World

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Readers often wonder about the behind-the-scenes aspects of book publishing, and jacket design can seem especially mysterious. Today, Creative Director Anne Winslow explains the creative process behind the jacket for Brock Clarke’s  The Happiest People…

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Veterans Day Reads

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As we honor our military veterans today, here are some books that offer insight into the veteran experience, battles large and small:
1. Dirty Work by Larry Brown                     …

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November Lucky Stars: Unforgettable and Wise

1 Comment November 6, 2014 • 1 Comment

Each of the November Lucky Stars books introduces us to women, real or imagined, on a journey of a lifetime. Travel into their unforgettable and wise worlds. Go first class with these e-books — for…

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VOTE TODAY! A.J. Fikry Approved This Message

No Comments November 4, 2014 • No Comments

The good people at Goodreads culled the 275 million books added, rated and reviewed on their site this year and nominated the top tier of titles in 20 categories for their Goodreads Choice Awards. This…

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October 30, 2014 rejected

Rejections, Part 2: Don’t Give Up

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No matter how you look at it, getting a rejection letter can take the wind out of your sails. It can be hard to keep going, or know what to do next. When it comes…

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“Book” Your Seat for the Best Cocktail Party Ever

No Comments October 27, 2014 • No Comments

Algonquin cordially invites you to our cocktail party to end all cocktail parties — spanning space, time, and chapters.
Time: Always, forever, now showing.
Where: Hollywood, The Golden Era.
The Hosts: Mark Bailey and Edward Hemingway…

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Fall’s First Lines

No Comments October 27, 2014 • No Comments

We’ve matched up the first lines of our Fall 2014 fiction with the titles from which they come. This handy-dandy guide also serves as the answer key for the Fall’s First Lines quiz in our…

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I Spy: Richard Russo Chats with Brock Clarke

1 Comment October 16, 2014 • 1 Comment

Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Russo talks spies, perspective, setting, and striking a balance with Brock Clarke, author of the upcoming novel The Happiest People in the World. “The parallel universe Clarke creates … is…

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