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

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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Algonquin Staff Picks of 2011

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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 Authors Pick Their Favorite Books of 2011 (Part 1)

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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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On Writing: Brock Clarke and Kevin Wilson

1 Comment October 24, 2011 • 1 Comment

Brock Clarke and Kevin Wilson talk inspiration, performance art, unlikeable characters, Cormac McCarthy, short stories, and potato guns. Brock Clarke is the author of An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England and Exley.…

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What We’re Reading: The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson

1 Comment September 15, 2011 • 1 Comment

 “Art, if you loved it, was worth any amount of unhappiness and pain.”–Caleb and Camille Fang
The cover of Kevin Wilson’s The Family Fang proudly displays a quote from bestselling author Ann Patchett: “The Family…

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