November Lucky Stars: Unforgettable and Wise

November 6, 2014 • 1 Comment Each of the November Lucky Stars books introduces us to women, real or imagined, on a journey of a lifetime. Travel into their unforgettable and wise worlds. Go first class with these e-books — for…


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The Lucky Tour: The Book Stall

No Comments February 28, 2014 • No Comments Intrepid former Algonquin intern David Bradley and his trusty sidekick, Lucky the Leprechaun, hit the road last summer for a tour of (almost all) the coolest, hippest, greatest indie bookstores in the United States. Join…


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Lee Smith: A Dimestore Education for a Writer

1 Comment November 17, 2013 • 1 Comment Lee Smith’s writing has been published for 45 years, starting with what was her college thesis (The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed) and running through to the just-released Guests on Earth, but her education as…


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Giveaway and video Tuesday: Guests on Earth

2 Comments November 17, 2013 • 2 Comments 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…


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“Celebrate Lee Smith Week” comes to Giveaway Monday

No Comments November 17, 2013 • No Comments This year marks the forty-fifth anniversary of Lee Smith’s first novel, The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed. Since its publication in 1968, Lee has penned twelve other widely acclaimed novels and four collections of short…


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Lucky 7 e-books for September: Celebrating Lee Smith

1 Comment 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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Giveaway Wednesday: Guests on Earth

13 Comments July 24, 2013 • 13 Comments Happy Birthday to Zelda Fitzgerald! In honor of the birth of the first American flapper, we’re giving away an advance copy of one of the hot books of Fall 2013… Guests on Earth by Lee…


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Lucky 7: The Last Girls

No Comments January 16, 2013 • No Comments Take a trip down the Mississippi with Lee Smith and The Last Girls  for a decidedly different take on Ol’ Man River. You’re not traveling The Big Muddy with Twain.  No, these are strong women…


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Lucky 7 for January: What to Read in 2013

4 Comments January 2, 2013 • 4 Comments What to Read in 2013 With the New Year come new books from some of Algonquin’s classic authors. Dive into wonderful works from the likes of Lee Smith, Robert Morgan, Jill McCorkle, Amy Stewart, and…