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

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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Heidi Durrow reports from the NAACP Image Awards

2 Comments March 10, 2011 • 2 Comments

For the last few weeks my to-do list has read something like this:
Pack
Unpack
Write thank you notes
Finish essay
Laundry
Wash dishes
Pick up dry cleaning
Try to get to gym!
But last…

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Why I Love Books February Roundup

2 Comments March 1, 2011 • 2 Comments

I always get anxious when writing the word “February.” There are just so many ways it can go wrong. It’s like “Wednesday.” Very confusing. And does anyone really pronounce that first “r”? We should just…

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Autographed copies of Water for Elephants–plus a visit with Tai the elephant!

33 Comments February 28, 2011 • 33 Comments

Sara Gruen has kindly signed multiple copies of the Water for Elephants movie tie-in edition, which officially publishes tomorrow, March 1! We’re giving away TWO copies this week–just leave a comment here or on our…

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Two poems from Algonquin’s Sarah Rose Nordgren

6 Comments February 24, 2011 • 6 Comments

Here at Algonquin, it’s no secret that most, if not all, of our staff members lead double lives outside of the office. Our team includes writers, marathon runners, bakers, painters, and bass players.
To showcase…

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Heather Lende’s “Life Lessons: Caring for an Elderly Dog”

6 Comments February 21, 2011 • 6 Comments

Heather Lende shares some of the challenges and joys of living with a long cherished pet.
My mother’s last words were “Take good care of the garden and the dogs,” and so, of course, I…

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From Amy Stewart: “Annie Proulx, Garden Writer”

1 Comment February 11, 2011 • 1 Comment

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We know ANNIE PROULX as the straight-shooting author of POSTCARDS, THE SHIPPING NEWS, and OPEN RANGE (which includes the masterpiece “Brokeback Mountain”). If you haven’t read her work, you must. She has a way…

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A Valentine’s Horror Story

3 Comments February 10, 2011 • 3 Comments

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When I was writing Flower Confidential, I was always looking for romantic Valentine’s Day stories on flowers that I could include in a short chapter on our most romantic holiday. But florists have a…

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AWP Recap by Caroline Leavitt

2 Comments February 9, 2011 • 2 Comments

AWP doesn’t really stand for awesome writers party, but it sort of should. I’m in the midst of my vintage beaded sweater and red cowboy boots tour but I’m reporting from the confines of my…

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Win This: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

2 Comments January 27, 2011 • 2 Comments

A Silver Sparrow Giveaway!
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Just leave a comment on Tayari’s blog post for a chance to win!

Do you want a copy of my new novel?
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If you do, you’re in luck. My…

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