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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Books They’ve Read in 2011, Part 2

December 7, 2011 • 1 Comment

Donia Bijan, author of Maman’s Homesick Pie
This was the year of displaced persons.
The Invisible Bridge, by Julie Orringer. The untold story of Hungarian Jews forced to flee as Europe’s tragedy unfolds, renders the…

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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Summer Reads: Part 1

No Comments August 17, 2011 • No Comments

Summer’s winding down, but we still have plenty of time left to cram in more summer reading, right? We recently asked our authors to tell us about their favorite summer reads, whether from recent memory…

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The New Yorker librarians: Erin Overbey interviews Jon Michaud about When Tito Loved Clara

2 Comments March 11, 2011 • 2 Comments

 
 
Jon Michaud’s When Tito Loved Clara follows the story of Clara, a Dominican-American wife and mother, as she aspires to a middle-class suburban existence only to be drawn back to her community and…

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AWP Recap by Caroline Leavitt

2 Comments February 9, 2011 • 2 Comments

AWP doesn’t really stand for awesome writers party, but it sort of should. I’m in the midst of my vintage beaded sweater and red cowboy boots tour but I’m reporting from the confines of my…

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Caroline Leavitt at McNally Jackson

No Comments February 1, 2011 • No Comments

When I started at Algonquin in late June, the entire office was abuzz with excitement for Caroline Leavitt’s novel, Pictures of You. Advance Review Copies  were in unusually short supply and, as they were being…

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Publication Day: Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt

5 Comments January 25, 2011 • 5 Comments

Today is the official publication day for Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt–and to celebrate, we’re giving away two copies. Just leave a comment on our blog here or on our Facebook page to enter.…

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On Writing: Caroline Leavitt and Jennifer Gilmore

1 Comment January 19, 2011 • 1 Comment

The lovely and amazing writers Caroline Leavitt (author of Pictures of You) and Jennifer Gilmore (author of Something Red) will read and discuss their latest novels in NYC at McNally Jackson on Tuesday, January 25,…

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Algonquin Night: An Evening with Heidi Durrow

2 Comments January 10, 2011 • 2 Comments

We’re big fans of the Triangle’s newest independent bookstore, Flyleaf Books, conveniently located a mere seven minutes from our office. On more than once lunch break, I’ve slipped out of the office to peruse their…

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December 30, 2010

Nailing the New Year’s Resolution by Caroline Leavitt

1 Comment December 30, 2010 • 1 Comment

First let me say that a New Year’s resolution was my absolute last resort.  For years I’d been trying to stop biting my nails, a habit that seemed encoded in my DNA since childhood. I…

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October 15, 2010

Detroit Diary The GLIBA trade show

6 Comments October 15, 2010 • 6 Comments

DETROIT DIARY
Morning BBQ, Bookstores in Airports, & Red Cowboy Boots:
Life on the road at GLIBA’s trade show
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Monday, October 7th, 10:48am:

On Friday, Algonquin has me all set to board a plane…

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