Need More Durrow?

March 2, 2010 • 1 Comment

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

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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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February 23, 2010

Mom, I’m Moving to PlanetEsme.

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Last week, Algonquin author Esmé Raji Codell was featured on the Chicago television station WCIU,  where she showed off her wonderful Bookroom–PlanetEsme. Her mission? To educate and inspire future generations of book fanatics! Seriously, this…

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February 22, 2010

Big News: The New New Stories From the South

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Hey friends, we have good news: On August 17, Algonquin will publish its 25th volume of New Stories from the South! And the guest editor? None other than the amazing Amy Hempel. (Check out an…

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February 19, 2010

NPR Lovin’

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Monday, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., on NPR’s All Things Considered, host Michele Norris will be interviewing Heidi Durrow on her new book, The Girl Who Fell From The Sky. So, while you’re driving…

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February 18, 2010

Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

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Dear Dr. Bleedingheart,
Help!  It’s February and I’m going crazy!  The days are short, the sky is grey, and the garden is buried under dirty, slushy snow.  I’ve become so irritable and downtrodden myself that…

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