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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Books of 2011 (Part 1)

December 5, 2011 • 1 Comment

Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow
The Love Wife by Gish Jen:  This novel takes us to the heart of the most complicated–and a complicating–American family. It broke my heart and then put it back…

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December 10, 2010

Algonquin Picks: Our Favorite Reads of 2010

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It’s no secret that we’re all big readers at Algonquin–and not just of our own titles. Although my mother told me never to play favorites, at the end of each year, while trimming the tree…

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November 29, 2010

What We’re Reading: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

22 Comments November 29, 2010 • 22 Comments

I discovered the writing of Lydia Davis during my freshman year at Sarah Lawrence College, when a friend loaned me a copy of her first short story collection, Break it Down, and said, “You have…

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