Lucky 7: Lunch at the Piccadilly

August 7, 2012 • No Comments

“Graceful and often painfully funny.” — New York Times Book Review
If you are looking for a laugh, look no further than this month’s Lucky 7 batch of e-books, only $1.99 through the end of…


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Giveaway Monday, the Revised edition

1 Comment August 6, 2012 • 1 Comment

We — and you — enjoyed Giveaway Mondays in July so much that we’ve decided to keep the fun going. Giveaway Mondays will continue for the foreseeable future, but they’ll be a little bit different.…


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From the mouths of booksellers…

1 Comment August 3, 2012 • 1 Comment

We could tell you how excited (very) we are for B.A. Shapiro’s new book, The Art Forger, but we figured we’d let unbiased booksellers do the talking for us. They’re pretty darned excited about The…


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Summer solstice 1979, Algonquin style

1 Comment August 2, 2012 • 1 Comment

For Week No. 4 of our SummerTime Warp Again, we’ve hit the quintessential Summer moment. It’s like the Summer solstice, Algonquin Books Blog style. It’s the ultimate Summer song. (Keep reading for your Summer² moment.)…


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Lucky 7 e-books: A Funny Thing Happened

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A Funny Thing Happened
Some laughs come from the belly and make you gasp for air. Some come as chuckles and a wry smile. We offer up seven books that will make you giggle, tee-hee,…


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Lucky 7: The Writer in the Garden

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“It isn’t that I don’t like sweet disorder, but it has to be judiciously arranged.”
– Vita Sackville-West

As July draws to a close, we would like to remind you of our month-long Lucky…


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Giveaway Monday: Memoir of the Sunday Brunch

4 Comments July 30, 2012 • 4 Comments

Every Monday in July, we’re giving away FREE advance copies of our amazing fall lineup.
Memoir of the Sunday Brunch
by Julia Pandl
At age twelve, Julie was initiated into the rite of the…


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Five Rings of Olympic Reading

No Comments July 27, 2012 • No Comments

Cue the music. Unfurl the flags. Get Bob Costas a throat lozenge. It’s time for the Olympics. And whether you’re a true fan who loves the wide world of sports, a casual observer who catches…


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Summer lovin’ 1978

4 Comments July 26, 2012 • 4 Comments

Summer sun, something’s begun. It’s Week No. 3 of our SummerTime Warp Again. We’re paying tribute to the books, movies, television shows, and songs that made summer special for five weeks, running from 1976 to 1980.…


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Algonquin Talks: Deirdre Donahue

4 Comments July 25, 2012 • 4 Comments

We talked with USA TODAY book reviewer Deirdre Donahue about reading, writing, authors, books, 50 Shades of Grey, ABBA and so much more…
1. How long have you been working at USA TODAY?
26 years…