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#100 Days of Algonquin#

April 10, 2015 • No Comments

The author of The Crossroads of Should and Must, Elle Luna (@elleluna) has partnered with The Great Discontent (@greatdiscontent) on Instagram for The 100 Day Project.  The idea is to commit to doing something creative…


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April Lucky Stars: Use Your Outside Voice

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Mother Nature is calling. Buy one of these earthy classics in e-book — just $1.99 each all month — and head outside to read among the flowers. Spring has sprung, and it’s time to read!…


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Giveaway: The Miracle Girl

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A multi-faceted, multi-voiced debut novel, The Miracle Girl is at the same time personal and heartfelt  — chronicling a family in flux, trying to find their individual and collective way — and also tells a…


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March Madness Giveaway: Spring 2015 Book Set

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Have you been ailing from March Madness? March Book Madness, that is. We’ve diagnosed several cases of this book mania —  beware, it’s contagious —  even here in the hallowed home of college basketball where…


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Author Q&A: Meet Heidi Pitlor

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Why I Wrote It: A Note from Jim Grimsley

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Jim Grimsley  on his new book, How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Lessons of a Racist Childhood, which will be published on April 14.
I have been watching episodes of Dragnet, the TV series…


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Giveaway Wednesday: The Wisdom of Perversity

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On publication day Tuesday, actor and author David Duchovny tweeted that Rafael Yglesias “is a gifted & unblinking storyteller. Such hard unsparing truths in a difficult yet necessary story.”
We could not agree more.


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Tales for National Puppy Day

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We are celebrating National Puppy Day the only way we know how – with books. Chelan has these tales for her To Be Read list, and they’re sure to have her (and your) tail wagging.…


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Meet Our New York City family

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Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill was born, bred and remains right at home here in North Carolina amid rolling hills, vibrant literary culture and barbecue aplenty (oh, and the best college basketball around). But we…


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Our Editors’ Advice on Creating Narrative Tension

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There are stories that you can’t put down, and there are those that you can’t wait to put down. The difference? Often, it comes down to tension. What’s pulling the readers through, hurtling them headlong…