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

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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January Lucky Stars: Book Your Year, Book Clubs

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You’re making your lists. You’re checking them twice. You’re gonna … pick the Twelve Books of Book Club. We know that many of our dear book club friends are choosing their groups’ 2014 selections right…

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Algonquin Book Club:Watch Tayari Jones and Judy Blume

No Comments June 20, 2012 • No Comments

“Silver Sparrow will break your heart before you even know it. Tayari Jones has written a novel filled with characters I’ll never forget. This is a book I’ll read more than once.” —Judy Blume
Silver…

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Tayari Jones & Judy Blume: Remember Your Teenage Self

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We all remember our teenage selves. The good, the bad and the misguided fashion choices. It’s the stuff of great novels. Just ask Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow. Or Judy Blume, the author who…

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On Tour with Tayari Jones

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Don’t miss Tayari Jones as she visits cities all over the country sharing the story of her Silver Sparrow, new in paperback. The Los Angeles Times called it “impossible to put down,” and you won’t…

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Tayari Jones: ‘My Story Wasn’t My Story Alone…’

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“… It belongs to everyone.”
Tayari Jones talks here about what led her to write Silver Sparrow, her compelling novel that is resonating with readers far and wide, from NPR to Ann Patchett. Brand new in…

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

1 Comment May 11, 2012 • 1 Comment

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!
Here at Algonquin we never get bored of giving books as gifts. I like to think that those of us who have grown to be such devoted book lovers…

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Publication Day: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

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O Magazine’s Favorite Books of 2011 list
Slate’s Best Books of 2011 list
Library Journal’s Top Ten Best Books of 2011 list
Atlanta Magazine’s Best Books of 2011 list
June 2011 Indie Next Pick
National…

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Algonquin’s Lucky 7: Introducing Our Monthly E-book Promo

5 Comments February 13, 2012 • 5 Comments

AHH, FEBRUARY, THE MONTH OF LOVE!
What better way to commemorate Valentine’s Day than by spreading the love of reading? We asked seven Algonquin authors to choose their favorite Algonquin title ever—a book they have…

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

1 Comment 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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