Best Supporting Actor Supports Water For Elephants!

March 9, 2010 • 2 Comments

Ok, so there was a rumor that Sean Penn was going to play August in the film adaptation of Sara Gruen‘s Water For Elephants. This would have been great. But today I learned that it…

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March 5, 2010

In Case You Missed It…

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Wednesday, NPR’s All Things Considered did a feature on Heidi Durrow and her book The Girl Who Fell From The Sky. The piece is called “Reimagining The ‘Tragic Mulatto’” and discusses the novel, Durrow’s roots,…

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March 4, 2010

McCorkle’s Magic Words

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Jill McCorkle can pack a room. I had the pleasure of attending her reading last night, at her alma mater UNC Chapel Hill, where the fans turned out like it was a literary home game.…

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March 3, 2010

Love, Loss, Off-Broadway

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“A remarkable and eloquent book, a handful of dresses that write a life.” – Newsday
On Monday, Barnes and Noble hosted an author event with Ilene Beckerman, talking about her book Love, Loss, and What…

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March 2, 2010

Need More Durrow?

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I’ve decided that I would like Heidi Durrow to be my best friend, please. She’s smart. She’s glamorous. And she wrote this novel, called The Girl Who Fell From The Sky, that’s pretty much shaking…

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March 1, 2010

Hold Me Tight and Tango Me Home on Tour

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Maria Finn, author of the new memoir Hold Me Tight and Tango Me Home, has been on a whirlwind tour of West Coast bookstores for the past month and just touched down in New York…

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February 26, 2010

February’s Why-I-Love-Books Roundup

2 Comments February 26, 2010 • 2 Comments

Ah, another month has come and gone, which means it’s time for March and Spring. So rejoice, Booklovers, unless you were born in a leap year, in which case I’m really sorry the world is…

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February 25, 2010

Emyl Jenkins’ Algonquin Appraisals

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This month’s installment of “Algonquin Appraisals” brings you everything from Gold Rush trivia to an unexpectedly valuable sewing chest. If you’d like your own treasures appraised, shoot me an email at brittany AT algonquin DOT…

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February 25, 2010

Maria Finn on The New Yorker “Book Bench”

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Maria Finn’s new memoir Hold Me Tight, and Tango Me Home (and the ongoing Heartbreak Competition at Maria’s website)  is featured on The New Yorker’s “Book Bench” blog today. Read the article here.
“After she…

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February 24, 2010

James Beard News!

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Last week, the James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalist nominees for their annual awards ceremony (“the Oscars of the food world”). We are excited to announce that Algonquin author (and owner of the Chapel Hill…

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