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Publication Day: Lions of the West by Robert Morgan

October 18, 2011 • No Comments

Robert Morgan’s engrossing saga of the Westward Expansion, Lions of the West, is now available at your local bookstore. (Excerpt below.) Grab a copy today, pour yourself a mug of tea, and watch American history…

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Celebrating the Playoffs: Cardboard Gods Giveaway

25 Comments October 17, 2011 • 25 Comments

Here at Algonquin, we like to celebrate the playoffs in true American style: by kicking up our feet, turning on the tube, and belting “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” while eating bacon-wrapped hot dogs and…

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Publication Day: Hard Work by Roy Williams with Tim Crothers

16 Comments October 11, 2011 • 16 Comments

Coach Roy Williams’ inspiring memoir, Hard Work, is now out in paperback! See below for an excerpt and book trailer.
About the Book: Hard Work chronicles Coach Williams’ unlikely path to success, from his turbulent…

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Publication Day: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

42 Comments October 4, 2011 • 42 Comments

“When she woke, she was red. Not flushed, not sunburned, but the solid, declarative red of a stop sign.
She saw her hands first. She held them in front of her eyes, squinting up at…

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At Home With Algonquin: Cocoa Pound Cake from Maman’s Homesick Pie

5 Comments September 14, 2011 • 5 Comments

Madame’s Cocoa Pound Cake
Madame, the lady who ran the lunch kiosk at my school in Iran, made two simple cakes every day, spice and cocoa. She displayed them under a cake dome, lightly dusted…

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The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof on the Importance of Getting Outdoors

No Comments September 12, 2011 • No Comments

The New York Times‘ Nicholas Kristof is one of our favorite columnists. Each year he writes about his family’s backpacking vacation trips, reflecting on the importance of preserving our environment and experiencing nature. In all…

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Joseph Skibell, Guitarist Extraordinaire

No Comments September 2, 2011 • No Comments

Joseph Skibell, author of A Curable Romantic, isn’t just a talented writer–he’s also a virtuoso guitarist.  He recently published an article in The Forward about his week-long seminar at the home of the acclaimed musician…

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Sneak Peek: Lions of the West by Robert Morgan

28 Comments August 29, 2011 • 28 Comments

Today we have an early peek at Robert Morgan’s new saga of the Westward Expansion, Lions of the West, publishing October 18th. (See below for an excerpt.) Morgan is the author of the national bestsellers…

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Publication Day: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

69 Comments May 24, 2011 • 69 Comments

With the opening line of “My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist,” Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man’s deception, a family’s complicity, and two teenage girls caught in the middle.
 
Set…

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Publication Day: Man with a Pan

18 Comments May 17, 2011 • 18 Comments

I’ll be honest here—one of my secret vices is foodie literature. I’ve devoured them all: Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential, Ruth Reichel’s Tender at The Bone, Bill Buford’s Heat, Amanda Hesser’s Cooking for Mr. Latte. There’s…

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