Lucky 7 e-books for September: Celebrating Lee Smith

September 3, 2013 • 1 Comment Just in time for Lee Smith‘s highly anticipated new novel, Guests on Earth, here’s a chance to read her other wonderful novels — each with a FREE preview of Guests on Earth! —  just $1.99…


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Lucky 7 for May: Short and Sweet

No Comments May 13, 2013 • No Comments Good things come in small packages, the saying goes. And this month’s batch of short story collections certainly proves it right—and at a small price. Each e-book is just $1.99 throughout May and includes a…


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Lucky 7: Going Away Shoes

1 Comment October 16, 2012 • 1 Comment   “These gems are written by a master craftswoman. Each story deserves savoring, as melancholy and humor work beautifully together in this artful collection.” – The Boston Globe       From tennis shoes to…


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Lucky 7 for October: All McCorkle, All Month

No Comments October 3, 2012 • No Comments All McCorkle, All Month Certain writers have helped define Algonquin Books. Jill McCorkle is one of those writers. Her writing’s combination of wit and weight has shaped Algonquin since the publication of her first two…


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Algonquin’s Lucky 7: Introducing Our Monthly E-book Promo

5 Comments February 13, 2012 • 5 Comments AHH, FEBRUARY, THE MONTH OF LOVE! What better way to commemorate Valentine’s Day than by spreading the love of reading? We asked seven Algonquin authors to choose their favorite Algonquin title ever—a book they have…


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O Christmas Tree by Jill McCorkle

No Comments December 27, 2010 • No Comments It’s the week between Christmas and New Years. The joy and excitement (and stress) of Christmas are over, but the decorations can still be left alone. For now, at least. The New Year is just…


September 14, 2010

Going Away ShoesNow in Paperback

1 Comment September 14, 2010 • 1 Comment Jill McCorkle‘s newest book, Going Away Shoes, is now available in paperback! People magazine gave the hardcover edition 4 stars, calling it “A remarkable collection . . . bold and addictive.” . If you live…


March 4, 2010

McCorkle’s Magic Words

2 Comments March 4, 2010 • 2 Comments 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.…


February 19, 2010

NPR Lovin’

1 Comment February 19, 2010 • 1 Comment 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…


January 14, 2010


1 Comment January 14, 2010 • 1 Comment Please welcome our new intern, Susannah Long, who is writing today about Jill McCorkle’s Going Away Shoes.   Jill McCorkle has me thinking about shoes. Not styles and prices and the long-term benefits of arch-support,…