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Publication day:The Receptionist

June 26, 2012 • 2 Comments

Janet Groth lived the Mad Men experience, minding the magazine and the men who created it for The New Yorker. From a lost Woody Allen to a marriage-proposing John Berryman to a still-lost Woody Allen…

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Meet The Receptionist

3 Comments May 30, 2012 • 3 Comments

If Mad Men were set at the offices of a legendary magazine and told from the point of view of the receptionist, it would mirror Janet Groth’s seductive and entertaining look back at her twenty-one…

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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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Why I Love Books: August Roundup

2 Comments September 2, 2011 • 2 Comments

August gets a bad rap as the month of withering lawns, miserable heat, and end-of-summer ennui. An article published in Slate actually argued that it should be abolished from the year altogether. Before you start…

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The New Yorker librarians: Erin Overbey interviews Jon Michaud about When Tito Loved Clara

2 Comments March 11, 2011 • 2 Comments

 
 
Jon Michaud’s When Tito Loved Clara follows the story of Clara, a Dominican-American wife and mother, as she aspires to a middle-class suburban existence only to be drawn back to her community and…

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November 19, 2010

Booksellers Rock! Michele Filgate, RiverRun Books

1 Comment November 19, 2010 • 1 Comment

Michele Filgate is the Events Coordinator at RiverRun Books in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She recently made New Hampshire Magazine‘s “It List” for 2010. Michele is a writer and a book critic, and a member of…

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February 25, 2010

Maria Finn on The New Yorker “Book Bench”

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Maria Finn’s new memoir Hold Me Tight, and Tango Me Home (and the ongoing Heartbreak Competition at Maria’s website)  is featured on The New Yorker’s “Book Bench” blog today. Read the article here.
“After she…

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