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Inside Look: B.A. Shapiro website

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Take a gallery walk with B.A. Shapiro and her brand new website: It’s a feast for the senses.   Read an excerpt from one of the big buzz books of Fall 2012 — The Art Forger. “Classy and pleasurably suspenseful…Shapiro artfully turns a clever caper into a provocative meditation on what we value most,” said Booklist. Watch the stunning book trailer, tracing the heist of $500 million of a…


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Giveaway and video Tuesday: Guests on Earth

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Watch this mini-documentary about the amazing Lee Smith and how she came to write Guests on Earth, which publishes today. This isn’t a book trailer. It’s worth a midday break to watch. Promise. This is a remarkable, personal journey through Lee’s life and how she came to write this novel. As Lee says, “It’s a book that’s been waiting for me to write it.”  …


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Lucky 7 e-books for June: Adult Swim

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Water, water everywhere, and so many books to read. Get into the swim of summer with a dip into these Lucky 7 e-books for June — all just $1.99 throughout the month. Watery Part of the World by Michael Parker: This vast and involving novel about pirates and slaves, treason and treasures, madness and devotion, takes place on a tiny island battered by storms and cut off from the world. Inspired by two little-known moments in history, it beg…


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Seven Reasons for a New Nature Movement, from Richard Louv

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Richard Louv, bestselling author of Last Child in the Woods, writes about re-imagining the future of our planet in this essay adapted from his new book, The Nature Principle. Read Richard Louv’s “Seven Reasons for a New Nature Movement” below, originally published on his blog. Martin Luther King Jr. taught us, by word and example, that any movement — any culture —will fail if it cannot paint a picture of a world that peo…


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Julia Alvarez: An Interview with Mark Kurlansky

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In A Wedding in Haiti, Julia Alvarez takes us on a journey–a journey to Haiti, a journey to the joys and burdens of love, a journey beyond borders and between families. “She is the ideal travel companion—witty and observant and, as in all of Julia Alvarez’s writing, compassionate and full of heart,” said Mark Kurlansky, the bestselling author of  Cod and his brand new book Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man. “A Wedding I…


July 7, 2010

Water For Wednesdays

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Because the closest I care to get to a circus is Robert Pattinson’s trailer. Water For Elephants: Movie News The buzz surrounding the Water For Elephants film has people asking “Wait a minute–can Robert Pattinson survive without his Edward Cullen alter ego?” In the wake of the “Twilight: Eclipse” premiere, even hardcore fan pages are starting to post WFE movie updates–and we couldn’t be more plea…


July 21, 2010

Water For Wednesdays

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News from the set! What’s 42 years old, 8 feet 8 inches tall, weighs in at 9,000 pounds, and gets to touch Robert Pattinson? Tai, the adorable Asian elephant, plays Rosie in the film. It’s quite a big job; after all, it is Water for ELEPHANTS. She hails from Have Trunk Will Travel Ranch, an elephant haven and educational center in Perris, CA. Tai has a 48 foot trailer on the set and gets plenty of exercise, rest, and snacks, as wel…


June 22, 2010

Excerpt: Lucky Girl

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Lucky you, today we have the first chapter of Mei-Ling Hopgood‘s memoir Lucky Girl. Adopted when she was a baby, Mei-Ling Hopgood grew up in the Midwest and was never really curious about her Asian roots. Then one day, when she was in her twenties, her birth family finally came calling–on the phone, on the computer, by fax–in a language she didn’t understand. The Wangs wanted her to return home. But this unexpected reunio…


November 3, 2009

HARD WORK: On Sale Today! Plus a BIG giveaway!

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Today is the first day that you can buy Coach Roy Williams‘ new memoir Hard Work; A Life On and Off the Court. His autobiography describes his hardscrabble childhood in the mountains of Western North Carolina, and the experiences which helped to inspire in him the determination and hard work which shaped his success. The book spells out how he recruits, teaches, and motivates his players, and how he’s shepherded teams through some o…


October 22, 2009

HARD WORK It’s here! It’s here!

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It's not very often that Algonquin publishes a book with a hard On Sale Date (meaning no one is allowed to sell the book before a certain day). There's something about those orange stickers that immediately heightens the excitement! On Sale November 3rd! We’ve been working around the clock to make sure everyone knows about Coach Roy Williams’ first book, Hard Work; A Life On and Off the Court, when it goes on sale November…