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Algonquin Staff Picks of 2011

December 12, 2011 • 6 Comments

2011 was definitely a banner year for books. For this year’s roundup of our favorites, many of us selected Kevin Wilson’s hilarious and brilliant novel, The Family Fang. (Kevin, come back and visit us soon!)…

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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Books They’ve Read in 2011, Part 2

1 Comment December 7, 2011 • 1 Comment

Donia Bijan, author of Maman’s Homesick Pie
This was the year of displaced persons.
The Invisible Bridge, by Julie Orringer. The untold story of Hungarian Jews forced to flee as Europe’s tragedy unfolds, renders the…

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Algonquin Talks with Laurie Hertzel, Minneapolis Star-Tribune Book Review Editor

4 Comments September 7, 2011 • 4 Comments

For our latest installment in the Algonquin Talks series, we hear from Laurie Hertzel, book editor for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and author of News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist.

Minneapolis is consistently voted…

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Booksellers Rock! Rob Dougherty, Clinton Book Shop

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What books recently rocked my world: Nothing Left To Burn by Jay Varner (suck-up alert), Room by Emma Donoghue, Innocent Monster by Reed Farrel Coleman, and Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King.

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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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December 6, 2010

Booksellers Rock! Emma Straub, BookCourt

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Emma Straub is a native New Yorker. Her debut collection of short stories, Other People We Married, will be published by FiveChapters Books in February. She works at BookCourt, one of Brooklyn’s finest independent bookstores,…

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October 8, 2010

What We’re Reading Room by Emma Donoghue

4 Comments October 8, 2010 • 4 Comments

If you haven’t heard of Room by Emma Donoghue, or if you have but haven’t bought it yet, go buy it. Do it today. Immediately. Because I promise you will not be disappointed.

Donoghue has…

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