READ THIS: The Puzzle King Excerpt

November 5, 2010 • 1 Comment

Now in Paperback!

Here’s a memorable tale of two unlikely heroes: the lively, beautiful Flora and her husband, the brooding, studious Simon—two immigrants, both sent to America by their families to find a better life.…


October 22, 2010

Short Story Pick of the Month

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Danielle Evans‘s debut story collection, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, received tons of critical acclaim when it was published just a couple months ago–from the New York Times, People, O: The Oprah Magazine,…


October 12, 2010

READ THIS: Missing Lucile Excerpt

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Every family has a ghost. There’s the aunt we don’t talk about, the cousin who disappeared, and where DID your sister get her flaming red hair, anyway? The need to know where we come from,…


September 28, 2010

Short Story Pick of the Month

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What begins as a fantastical story of a small Southern town’s populace living in trees after a devastating flood becomes a serious and sensitive portrayal of a strained marriage told through the eyes of thirteen-year-old…


September 23, 2010

Read This: Nothing Left To Burn Excerpt

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Jay Varner is on fire this week! (Sorry, we couldn’t resist … )
Appearing at trade shows from New Jersey to Florida, being interviewed by the likes of Entertainment Weekly, The Nervous Breakdown, and…


September 14, 2010

Going Away ShoesNow in Paperback

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Jill McCorkle‘s newest book, Going Away Shoes, is now available in paperback! People magazine gave the hardcover edition 4 stars, calling it “A remarkable collection . . . bold and addictive.”
If you live…


September 7, 2010

Read This: A Curable Romantic Excerpt

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Happy Skibell Week! Comment on our Facebook page (or here if you don’t have a Facebook account) to be entered in a drawing to win a copy of Joseph Skibell’s new novel, A Curable Romantic,…


September 3, 2010

A Labor Day Drink That Packs a Punch!

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Why do we celebrate Labor Day? Is it because 200 hundred years ago, President Cleveland was feeling a tad sheepish about that whole Pullman-Strike debacle? Possibly. But I think it serves a grander purpose. It’s…


August 27, 2010

Love And Drinks With Hammett and Hellman

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I feel like I’ve been having a lot of conversations about love lately–or rather, the nature of relationships. And I’ve come to the following conclusion: The very person you pine for, swoon over, and generally…


August 23, 2010

Read This:A Wild Snail Excerpt

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Everyone at Algonquin is excited about the charming little memoir we’re publishing this week, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating–a true story about how life, even on the smallest scale, can be rewarding. There’s…