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At Home With Algonquin: Pretty Good Cake from Man with a Pan

August 26, 2011 • 1 Comment

I was slightly nervous when I started this recipe, partly because my cake-baking expertise was limited to boxed mixes and partly because the last recipe I tried from John Donohue’s Man with a Pan (Spinach-Basil…

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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Summer Reads: Part 2

2 Comments August 24, 2011 • 2 Comments

This summer I’m revisiting Sinclair Lewis, whom despite being the first American writer awarded the Nobel, along with the first to refuse the Pulitzer, seems to have fallen out of vogue in recent decades, but…

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Sneak Peek: The Smartest Woman I Know by Ilene Beckerman

2 Comments August 22, 2011 • 2 Comments

We’re delighted to give you an early peek at Ilene Beckerman’s upcoming book, The Smartest Woman I Know. Her sensational debut, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, charted the course of her life through a…

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Tonight’s the Night! Algonquin Book Club event with Heidi Durrow & Terry McMillan

No Comments August 18, 2011 • No Comments

 
Tonight’s the Night! Our Algonquin Book Club event with Heidi Durrow and Terry McMillan starts at 7:00pm PST / 10:00pm EST.  You can tune in to the live webcast of the event (held at…

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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Summer Reads: Part 1

No Comments August 17, 2011 • No Comments

Summer’s winding down, but we still have plenty of time left to cram in more summer reading, right? We recently asked our authors to tell us about their favorite summer reads, whether from recent memory…

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Readers’ Block: Childhood’s Forbidden Pleasures

5 Comments August 15, 2011 • 5 Comments

Growing up, before my parents became extremely lenient and our residence became ‘the party house,’ my parents were sometimes weird about what I could and couldn’t read. Although they were incredibly awesome about my purchasing…

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Martha Southgate on CNN

No Comments August 12, 2011 • No Comments

Martha Southgate, author of THE TASTE OF SALT, now available in bookstores, was on CNN yesterday to discuss her Entertainment Weeekly article on The Help. See the video below. You can read an excerpt from…

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On Writing: Lauren Grodstein and Wendy McClure

3 Comments August 11, 2011 • 3 Comments

Lauren Grodstein and Wendy McClure dole out the writing wisdom as they discuss starting new projects, Little House on the Prairie, and why good authors are born rather than made. Lauren Grodstein is the author…

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Heidi Durrow: The True Story behind The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

No Comments August 9, 2011 • No Comments

Behind the Book:
A Child’s Second Chance,
by Heidi Durrow

 
 
I started writing The Girl Who Fell from the Sky after reading a haunting news story about a young mother—recently depressed and despondent—who…

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The Truth about the Civil Rights Era: Martha Southgate on The Help

24 Comments August 8, 2011 • 24 Comments

The current issue of Entertainment Weekly (August 12) has a wonderful cover story on The Help, the blockbuster book that was made into a movie, opening soon. As part of the photo-heavy spread, Entertainment Weekly…

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