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Christmas Week: A story from Lee Smith

December 16, 2010 • No Comments

Today we have the story “House Tour” from Lee Smith‘s most recent collection, Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger. In this brilliant gem of a story, a woman is completely unaware that her house is…

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December 14, 2010

Christmas Week: A story from Larry Brown

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On the Second Day of Merry Christmas Week we’re giving you a short story by Larry Brown. “Merry Christmas, Scotty” is about that holiday you spend alone–for this guy, that means a tent pitched in…

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December 13, 2010

Christmas Week: A recipe from Camille Glenn

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Welcome to Merry Christmas Week on the Algonquin Books Blog! To prepare you for all your holiday festivities, we’ve got decadent recipes and seasonal drinks and Christmassy stories from Algonquin authors, all week long! And…

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November 30, 2010

Why I Love Books November Roundup

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I would like to make a motion to take “November” and rename it “Yesvember”. An entire month beginning with the word “no” acts as a subliminal discouragement. It’s bad for morale. If we cannot agree…

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November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving! From my mom…

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Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! I’m flying out to see my parents this afternoon, but wanted to get in one last post before the holiday. Thinking about the best parts of Thanksgiving, what I’m thankful for, and…

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November 22, 2010

This Thanksgiving Get Seasoned In The South

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Heather Lende, author of the beautiful memoirs Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs and If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name, has a new column in Woman’s Day. Her first piece…

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October 29, 2010

HOW TO Run A Marathon

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The question I’m most asked about running is “How far is this marathon?” (Yes, they are all 26.2 miles.) The second most common question is “How do you run a whole marathon?”
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October 21, 2010

Why I Love English Teachers

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1. I had my first shameless obsession with an English teacher when I was in kindergarten. Of course, she was also the craft maker and the hand holder and the nap enforcer, but I knew…

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October 11, 2010

The Regulator Presents: Algonquin Night!

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Tuesday the 5th was “Algonquin Night” at The Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC. If you’ve never been to The Regulator, it’s a big shop with a deceptively narrow storefront. Do not be fooled. There’s a…

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October 8, 2010

What We’re Reading Room by Emma Donoghue

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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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