Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Books They’ve Read in 2011, Part 2

December 7, 2011 • 1 Comment Donia Bijan, author of Maman’s Homesick Pie This was the year of displaced persons. The Invisible Bridge, by Julie Orringer. The untold story of Hungarian Jews forced to flee as Europe’s tragedy unfolds, renders the…


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Booksellers Rock! Stacie Michelle Williams at Boswell Book Company

10 Comments December 6, 2011 • 10 Comments Name: Stacie Michelle Williams Bookstore: Boswell Book Company Title: We’re still working on one, but I do a lot with author events Brief Bio.: A lifelong bibliophile who taught herself to read by age 5 and self-recorded…


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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Books of 2011 (Part 1)

1 Comment December 5, 2011 • 1 Comment Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow The Love Wife by Gish Jen:  This novel takes us to the heart of the most complicated–and a complicating–American family. It broke my heart and then put it back…


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Madeleine L’Engle, Age 15

1 Comment December 1, 2011 • 1 Comment “One day while I was happily pretending to myself that I was Madame Curie, I blew up the lab,” recalled Madeleine L’Engle in her 1983 Library of Congress address. These days, L’Engle is known and…


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What the Dormouse Said: Wit and Wisdom from Children’s Books, Part II

2 Comments November 28, 2011 • 2 Comments It’s time for our second round of quotes from Amy Gash’s wonderful compilation What the Doomouse Said: Lessons for Grown-ups from Children’s Books. We’ll post a few of our very favorite quotes throughout November and…


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Roasted Celery Root, Potato, and Cauliflower Soup with Tarragon from Man with a Pan.

1 Comment November 23, 2011 • 1 Comment I consider myself an adventurous enough eater, and I have never been picky, but there are two things I won’t eat: raisins and celery. In fact, I have been known to claim an allergy to…


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Bread Stuffing from Maman’s Homesick Pie

No Comments November 22, 2011 • No Comments From all of us at Algonquin, Happy Thanksgiving! We present you with this delicious Bread Stuffing recipe from Maman’s Homesick Pie.   My Mother’s Bread Stuffing Stuffing for a 12- to 15 pound turkey or…


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Stephen King, Age 9

4 Comments November 21, 2011 • 4 Comments Today we have another excerpt from First Words, a collection of early writings by famous authors, edited by Paul Mandelbaum. Last week we shared one of Margaret Atwood’s first short stories. This week, we have…


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Fall Recipe! Pork Roast with Sauerkraut

1 Comment November 16, 2011 • 1 Comment The onset of Fall and the approach of Winter can remind you of Robert Frost, of pumpkins, of trips to the mountains to watch the changing leaves. Sweaters. Socks. But for me, it means it’s…


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Sneak Peek: Panther Baby by Jamal Joseph

14 Comments November 15, 2011 • 14 Comments We’re excited to give you an early look at Panther Baby, Jamal Joseph’s gripping memoir about coming of age within the Black Panther movement, publishing February 7, 2012. About the Book: Eddie Joseph was a…