Christmas Week: Recipes from Bill Smith and Camille Glenn

December 17, 2010 • No Comments

Christmas Day is now just ten days away, prompting me to reconsider just how much time I have to do all my holiday shopping. I mean, even if I had the money to buy thoughtful…

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Christmas Week: A story from Lee Smith

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Today we have the story “House Tour” from Lee Smith‘s most recent collection, Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger. In this brilliant gem of a story, a woman is completely unaware that her house is…

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December 14, 2010

Christmas Week: A story from Larry Brown

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On the Second Day of Merry Christmas Week we’re giving you a short story by Larry Brown. “Merry Christmas, Scotty” is about that holiday you spend alone–for this guy, that means a tent pitched in…

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November 5, 2010

READ THIS: The Puzzle King Excerpt

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Now in Paperback!

Here’s a memorable tale of two unlikely heroes: the lively, beautiful Flora and her husband, the brooding, studious Simon—two immigrants, both sent to America by their families to find a better life.…

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October 12, 2010

READ THIS: Missing Lucile Excerpt

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Every family has a ghost. There’s the aunt we don’t talk about, the cousin who disappeared, and where DID your sister get her flaming red hair, anyway? The need to know where we come from,…

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October 5, 2010

Happy Exley Day!

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Hooray, today’s the publication date of Brock Clarke’s new novel, Exley! And to celebrate, we’re giving you an exclusive excerpt to read. But first, check out some of the great reviews Exley has already received:…

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September 23, 2010

Read This: Nothing Left To Burn Excerpt

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Jay Varner is on fire this week! (Sorry, we couldn’t resist … )
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Appearing at trade shows from New Jersey to Florida, being interviewed by the likes of Entertainment Weekly, The Nervous Breakdown, and…

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September 10, 2010

READ THIS: A BLESSING ON THE MOON

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Today is the last day to enter to win A CURABLE ROMANTIC and A BLESSING ON THE MOON–just leave a comment on our Facebook page (or here on our blog if you’re not on Facebook)…

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September 7, 2010

Read This: A Curable Romantic Excerpt

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Happy Skibell Week! Comment on our Facebook page (or here if you don’t have a Facebook account) to be entered in a drawing to win a copy of Joseph Skibell’s new novel, A Curable Romantic,…

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August 23, 2010

Read This:A Wild Snail Excerpt

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Everyone at Algonquin is excited about the charming little memoir we’re publishing this week, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating–a true story about how life, even on the smallest scale, can be rewarding. There’s…

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