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Publication Day: Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt

January 25, 2011 • 5 Comments

Today is the official publication day for Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt–and to celebrate, we’re giving away two copies. Just leave a comment on our blog here or on our Facebook page to enter.…

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Publication Day: Blind Your Ponies by Stanley Gordon West

2 Comments January 18, 2011 • 2 Comments

Today is the official publication date for Stanley Gordon West’s beloved BLIND YOUR PONIES. Originally a self-published book that sold over 40,000 copies, we’re delighted to be publishing this novel for scores of new readers.…

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New in Paperback: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

1 Comment January 11, 2011 • 1 Comment

Heidi Durrow’s The Girl Who Fell from the Sky is now available in paperback. And coincidentally, we just found out today that the book has moved up from #16 to #13 on the National Indie…

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December 17, 2010

Christmas Week: Recipes from Bill Smith and Camille Glenn

No Comments December 17, 2010 • No Comments

Christmas Day is now just ten days away, prompting me to reconsider just how much time I have to do all my holiday shopping. I mean, even if I had the money to buy thoughtful…

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Christmas Week: A story from Lee Smith

No Comments 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

1 Comment December 14, 2010 • 1 Comment

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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December 9, 2010

READ THIS: A Chanukah Essay

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December is one of my favorite times of year. For many of us, it means time to bring out the Bing Crosby songbook, time to unearth the scary Christmas napkins that look as if Santa’s…

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November 17, 2010

Like My Jacket? Paperback versus Hardback

13 Comments November 17, 2010 • 13 Comments

This month marks the publication of the beautiful paperback edition of Lauren Grodstein’s critically acclaimed novel A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY, an Algonquin staff favorite. Lauren’s suburban tragedy charts a father’s fall from grace as…

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November 5, 2010

READ THIS: The Puzzle King Excerpt

1 Comment November 5, 2010 • 1 Comment

Now in Paperback!

Here’s a memorable tale of two unlikely heroes: the lively, beautiful Flora and her husband, the brooding, studious Simon—two immigrants, both sent to America by their families to find a better life.…

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