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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Orange County Literacy Council: Writers for Readers Book and Author Luncheon

No Comments February 15, 2012 • No Comments If you love good books and live in or near Orange County, the only place to be on February 20th is the Orange County Literacy Council’s 5th Annual Writers for Readers Book and Author Luncheon.…


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Lee Smith, Master Storyteller

No Comments June 16, 2011 • No Comments For the launch of the paperback release of Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger, author Lee Smith did a series of book events around North Carolina at our favorite local indie bookstores – Flyleaf Books…


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Publication Day: Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger by Lee Smith

1 Comment May 31, 2011 • 1 Comment I made the mistake of picking up Lee Smith’s latest collection of short stories, Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger, the week before a huge test in my Prehistoric Life class.   I should have known…


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In Pictures: Water for Elephants Screening

1 Comment May 9, 2011 • 1 Comment April 21, 2011 – The circus came to town Or at least it seemed like it: The Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth was larger than life on the big screen, here in Chapel…


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Writers Read: Creative Writing at UNC Chapel Hill

1 Comment April 7, 2011 • 1 Comment Last Tuesday, the Algonquin staff had the wonderful opportunity to attend two of our interns’ Honors Fiction Reading held on the University of North Carolina campus. Blog Intern Susannah Long and Editorial Intern Danny Nowell…


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Christmas Week: A story from Lee Smith

No Comments December 16, 2010 • No Comments Today we have the story “House Tour” from Lee Smith‘s most recent collection, Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger. In this brilliant gem of a story, a woman is completely unaware that her house is…


November 9, 2010

Booksellers Rock! Nancy Olson, Quail Ridge Books

3 Comments November 9, 2010 • 3 Comments Quail Ridge is the major independent bookstore in Raleigh, NC–hometown of David and Amy Sedaris. It was voted the Best Bookstore of the Year by Publishers Weekly about a decade ago, and rightly so–you can’t…


May 7, 2010

Saturday Night Smith

No Comments May 7, 2010 • No Comments This Saturday, Lee Smith is going to be in our neighborhood, visiting Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. She’ll be reading from her new book, Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger. Grab dinner and drinks from…


March 25, 2010

A Story from Lee Smith

No Comments March 25, 2010 • No Comments Today we have an excerpt from Lee Smith‘s collection of short stories, Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stanger. Smith is the author of fifteen previous books of fiction—three collections of short stories and a dozen…