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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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Wicked Bugs: Amy Stewart in the BBC Gardening Blog

No Comments October 14, 2011 • No Comments

I generally don’t consider a bug that eats a plant to be wicked. Plants are, after all, the food supply for many insects; I’m hardly going to blame them for eating their dinner. No, a…

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Join the Conversation! Live Twitter Book Club Chat with Hillary Jordan

No Comments October 13, 2011 • No Comments

Hillary Jordan is now on Twitter! Her new novel, When She Woke, is a modern dystopian take on The Scarlet Letter and is the #1 Indie Next Pick for October. Follow Hillary (@Hillary_Jordan) and  join…

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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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At Home With Algonquin: Chicken, Rice, and Eggplant … Cake! From Maman’s Homesick Pie

1 Comment October 6, 2011 • 1 Comment

Whether I’m writing a poem, reading a novel, or walking at dusk, I like to take my time and savor every moment of the experience. I also love the thrill of conquering a new challenge.…

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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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What We’re Reading: Spousonomics by Paula Szhuchman and Jenny Anderson

1 Comment October 3, 2011 • 1 Comment

Happy October! It’s fall, which means shorter daylight hours (boo!) and longer hours of reading at home on the couch (yay!). As some of you may already know from my earlier posts, I’m on a…

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Happy Birthday, Megan!

6 Comments September 30, 2011 • 6 Comments

Being the narcissist that I am, most people know I enjoy nothing more than talking about myself. I like to discuss my weird violent bug dreams, the $9.00 organic boxed wine sold at Whole Foods…

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Holla for Challah! Rosh Hashanah Recipe

2 Comments September 29, 2011 • 2 Comments

Baking has always been a family activity. Now that we’re grown and live all over the country, recipes are shared across e-mail, dinner ideas through text message. I have my mother’s chocolate chip cookie recipe…

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