School Picture Day

September 25, 2012 • 1 Comment

The pencils are sharpened. The kids are back in school. And we’re wistful for the days of lunch pails and backpacks. So, we’ve unearthed our old school photos. Yes, those awkward shots of our elementary-school…


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Lucky 7: 52 Loaves

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“The perfect loaf was not something I was going to create; it was something that I was going to find. It was already there, waiting to be discovered or baked, but I had to elevate…


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Giveaway Monday: Running the Rift

3 Comments September 24, 2012 • 3 Comments

Today’s Giveaway Monday book will have you talking. It’s a book that begs to be discussed because it’s a book that will stay with you. Once you meet Jean Patrick Nkuba, you’ll want to be…


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Algonquin builds a chair…

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You may know us for our literary fiction and narrative nonfiction, but at Algonquin, we build more than just great stories. Oh yes, we build chairs. After all, you need to a place to sit…


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Red Rocking Chair Read: Sit a spell with Algonquin

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Join us for some Southern hospitality, Algonquin style. Sit on the front porch (or at least our entryway), settle into our brand new red rocking chair, and enjoy homecooking with…
Maman’s Homesick Pie
by Donia…


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Lucky 7: Man with a Pan

1 Comment September 19, 2012 • 1 Comment

Beloved chef Julia Child once said, “The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-heck attitude.”   This month’s Lucky 7  allows you to explore fearlessly your…


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Lucky 7: The Dinner Diaries

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“Part memoir, part how-to, … [these] war stories and chatty tone will likely resonate with many mothers.” – The Washington Post

With so many definitions and opinions on what constitutes “healthy,” from organic to vegan…


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Giveaway Monday: How do you spell Rosh Hashanah?

1 Comment September 17, 2012 • 1 Comment

No, that’s not exactly the title we’re giving away. With wishes to all for a happy and healthy New Year, we’re thinking ahead to holidays to come — and the books for them. Starting today,…


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Friday’s Revised Desk Read

1 Comment September 14, 2012 • 1 Comment

So much praise, so much love for The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving this week, that we just had to pull the book out for our Friday Desk Read:
•Amazon features Jonathan Evison – “Ken Kesey’s…


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Lucky 7: Candyfreak

1 Comment September 13, 2012 • 1 Comment

“Part memoir of childhood candy consumption, part paean to small candy makers.” – Chicago Sun-Times

Candy may be the one thing we never outgrow out of from childhood.  And we can help satisfy your sweet…