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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 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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Summer Reading List

70 Comments June 23, 2011 • 70 Comments

It’s no secret that we Algonkians are voracious readers. This summer, we’re excited to dive into a wide variety of books, from the eclectic (The Decameron, Emily Post’s Etiquette, Yakuza Moon) to the wildly popular…

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What We’re Reading: The Tiger’s Wife

6 Comments March 22, 2011 • 6 Comments

It seems like you can’t go anywhere these days without brushing up against a tiger.
With the arrival of spring, we have talk on TV of whether or not golfer Tiger Woods can reclaim his…

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Booksellers Rock! Sheryl Cotleur, Book Passage

No Comments January 13, 2011 • No Comments

What books recently rocked my world:
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The View From Lazy Point by Carl Safina – one of the best writers out there on the natural world, particularly oceans, this book is a careful observation…

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