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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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Happy Mardi Gras! How To Make a King Cake

4 Comments March 9, 2011 • 4 Comments

 
Before , my experience with New Orleans was comprised of beignets at Café du Monde, my first (and hopefully last) hurricane, and a visit with a psychic (he may not have possessed mind-reading powers,…

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Publication Day: When Tito Loved Clara by Jon Michaud

2 Comments March 8, 2011 • 2 Comments

Today is a momentous occasion: the publication day of Jon Michaud’s debut novel When Tito Loved Clara, one of our favorite titles on our Spring 2011 list. And it’s not just because Jon is the…

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Giveaway for the Algonquin Book Club: In the Time of the Butterflies

32 Comments March 7, 2011 • 32 Comments

Today’s Shelf Awareness, one of our favorite daily reads, gives a fantastic shout out to the Algonquin Book Club. There are only two weeks left until the first event with Julia Alvarez and Edwidge Danticat!…

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Booksellers Rock! Jay D. Peterson, Magers & Quinn Booksellers

3 Comments March 4, 2011 • 3 Comments

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Jay Peterson, an expert in the art of napping, has been the store manager at Magers and Quinn Booksellers in uptown Minneapolis for over 9 years. He is also a board member and volunteer…

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Introducing the Algonquin Book Club! Live events & live webcasts with notable writers

26 Comments March 3, 2011 • 26 Comments

Welcome to the Algonquin Book Club! Each year we’ll be featuring four Algonquin Book Club selections at literary events held around the country and simultaneously webcast on our site. For each event, an Algonquin author…

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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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