February Lucky Stars in Love

February 2, 2015 • No Comments We’re not promising these books will make you lucky in love. Just Lucky Stars in love. They are completely swoon-worthy. If you have not yet discovered writers like Larry Brown or Carrie Brown, Shirley Abbott…


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Lucky 7: Armchair Travel

6 Comments April 9, 2012 • 6 Comments Armchair Travel Spring is here, and there’s no better time to dream about escaping to far off destinations. Paris, Venice, Buenos Aires, Hawaii—the world is your oyster, and these seven armchair travel titles are ready…


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Algonquin’s Guide to Gift Giving, Winter 2011

1 Comment December 14, 2011 • 1 Comment I always wait until the last minute to buy Christmas and Chanukah presents for my family. It’s not because shopping slips my mind, or because I forget about the holidays or my family, but mostly…


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A Valentine’s Horror Story

3 Comments February 10, 2011 • 3 Comments . When I was writing Flower Confidential, I was always looking for romantic Valentine’s Day stories on flowers that I could include in a short chapter on our most romantic holiday. But florists have a…