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July Lucky Stars: Summer Girls

July 1, 2014 • No Comments

Now that daylight lasts well into the evening, it’s as if the days are begging you to find a cool spot on the porch and catch up with your summer girls, your friends for a…

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The Lucky Tour: The Book Stall

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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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February 20, 2014 onthehouse

The Quotable Algonkian, Part I: Having Doubt, Having Faith

2 Comments February 20, 2014 • 2 Comments

Algonquin authors, a spectacularly talented lot, are also exceptionally generous with their hard-earned advice for writers. The Internet being the time-suck that it is, we gallantly got sucked in on your behalf, rounding up some…

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Writing Advice from Louis Rubin

1 Comment December 4, 2013 • 1 Comment

It’s only fitting that one of our first “On the House” posts should feature the words of co-founder Louis Rubin, whom we lost recently but whose ethos we try hard to keep alive. Rubin’s astute…

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Remembering Louis Rubin

2 Comments November 19, 2013 • 2 Comments

“This is really going to be fun, I think.”
 — Louis Rubin, on the founding of Algonquin in January 1983.
In 1983, launching a publishing venture outside the well-established literary circles of New York …

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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

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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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November 16, 2013 onthehouse

On the House

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Writers are, first and foremost, readers. Their every sentence bears the mark of the cherished authors who have influenced them. And because many of our readers are also writers, we’ve created “On the House” to…

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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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