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Writing Advice: On Brevity

March 13, 2014 • No Comments

The Twitter Fiction Festival, which started yesterday and goes through March 16, includes Algonquin authors Bill Roorbach, Sara Farizan and Gabrielle Zevin. Each author is creating an original work of fiction, meted out in 140-character…

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Giveaway: Broadside from Michael Parker’s New Novel!

2 Comments March 11, 2014 • 2 Comments

Two strangers meet on a windswept car lot in West Texas. Marcus is fleeing the disastrous fallout of chasing a lifelong dream; Maria is returning to the hometown she fled years ago. They begin to…

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March 7, 2014 indy reads

The Lucky Tour: Indy Reads Books

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Intrepid former Algonquin intern David Bradley and his trusty sidekick, Lucky the Leprechaun, hit the road this past summer for a tour of (almost all) the coolest, hippest, greatest indie bookstores in the United States. Join us for the journey……

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Booksellers Rock! Nicole Magistro, The Bookworm of Edwards

3 Comments March 3, 2014 • 3 Comments

Name: Nicole Magistro
Job title: Owner, book buyer
Bookstore: The Bookworm of Edwards
Brief Bio: After spending way too much money on an education to become a writer (Northwestern University), Nicole had to get a day…

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The Lucky Tour: The Book Stall

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Intrepid former Algonquin intern David Bradley and his trusty sidekick, Lucky the Leprechaun, hit the road last summer for a tour of (almost all) the coolest, hippest, greatest indie bookstores in the United States. Join…

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March Lucky Stars: Coming of Age

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Lucky Stars comes of age this month with tales that bring into focus the blurred lines between innocence and maturity. Embrace the uncertainty of that time of life and find worlds full of danger, violence, secrets,…

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Face Out with Michael Parker

1 Comment February 26, 2014 • 1 Comment

Michael Parker woke up one night with the image of a man and a woman meeting in a used car lot fresh in his mind.  But that was it.  So what then?  “I did what…

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The Lucky Tour: The Book Cellar

No Comments February 21, 2014 • No Comments

Intrepid former Algonquin intern David Bradley and his trusty sidekick, Lucky the Leprechaun, hit the road this past summer for a tour of (almost all) the coolest, hippest, greatest indie bookstores in the United States. Join us for the journey……

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February 20, 2014 onthehouse

The Quotable Algonkian, Part I: Having Doubt, Having Faith

2 Comments February 20, 2014 • 2 Comments

Algonquin authors, a spectacularly talented lot, are also exceptionally generous with their hard-earned advice for writers. The Internet being the time-suck that it is, we gallantly got sucked in on your behalf, rounding up some…

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February 19, 2014 UnthinkableThoughts

John Green Wants You to Read These Books

No Comments February 19, 2014 • No Comments

Author and vlogger extraordinaire John Green shared “18 Great Books You Probably Haven’t Read” yesterday, including The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green by Joshua Braff.  He called it a “great coming-of-age novel. Worth the price…

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