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Publication Day: The Nature Principle by Richard Louv

May 10, 2011 • 44 Comments

“The more high-tech our lives become, the more nature we need.”

Richard Louv changed how we view and interact with nature in the New York Times bestseller Last Child in the Woods, which sparked an…

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In Pictures: Water for Elephants Screening

1 Comment May 9, 2011 • 1 Comment

April 21, 2011 – The circus came to town
Or at least it seemed like it: The Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth was larger than life on the big screen, here in Chapel…

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Amy Stewart: “A funny thing has happened with Wicked Plants”

1 Comment May 5, 2011 • 1 Comment

A funny thing has happened with Wicked Plants. It’s turned into a road show. A carnival of sorts. Social networking, nineteenth-century style.
A year before Wicked Plants was released, I was hanging out at the…

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Kathy Pories on Barbara Kingsolver & the Bellwether Prize

2 Comments May 4, 2011 • 2 Comments

Five years ago, I stood on the periphery of the Duke University Chapel during the North Carolina Literary Festival, straining to hear the speaker. I was on the periphery because the chapel was packed full,…

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Publication Day: Wicked Bugs

30 Comments May 3, 2011 • 30 Comments

Amy Stewart, author of the New York Times bestsellers Wicked Plants and Flower Confidential, is back with her newest book, Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army and Other Diabolical Insects. (Be sure to…

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Why I Love Books April Roundup

2 Comments April 29, 2011 • 2 Comments

I don’t know where you are, geographically, dear reader, but these North Carolinian “April Showers” would be better described as “April Tornado Warnings.” Well, they ARE tornado warnings. The rain has been sporadic and steaming…

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National Poetry Month: Which Shore?

No Comments April 27, 2011 • No Comments

National Poetry Month is, alas, drawing to a close, but this doesn’t mean that you should put your poetry books back on the shelf to accrue dust for another year! Poetry’s charms are a year-round…

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Publication Day: The Watery Part of the World by Michael Parker

35 Comments April 26, 2011 • 35 Comments

Even before hitting bookstore shelves today, the praise for Michael Parker’s new novel has been overwhelming. Aside from glowing pre-pubs for The Watery Part of the World, authors all over the country–from Ron Rash to…

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Rescheduled: Gruen and Stockett Book Club Event

No Comments April 25, 2011 • No Comments

 
We’re very sorry to announce that the Tuesday night Algonquin Book Club event with Sara Gruen and Kathryn Stockett will need to be postponed. Please stay tuned for the reschedule date.…

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National Poetry Month: The Letting Go

1 Comment April 22, 2011 • 1 Comment

What can I say about Emily Dickinson besides that she was a genius, a one-of-a-kind, inimitable talent, and that alongside Walt Whitman she is considered to be one of the two parents of American poetry?…

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