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On Writing: Heidi Durrow and Jamie Ford

February 16, 2011 • 2 Comments

Today on the blog, Heidi Durrow, author of The Girl Who Fell From The Sky, and Jamie Ford, author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, talk writing methods, Twitter madness, and the…

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Publication Day: West of Here by Jonathan Evison

30 Comments February 14, 2011 • 30 Comments

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Happy February 15th, the Publication Day for one of the most buzzed-about books of 2011: JONATHAN EVISON‘s new book, WEST OF HERE!
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ABOUT THE BOOK: An exciting, innovative, and daring novel about history…

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Congratulations Arcade Fire and Merge Records!

49 Comments February 14, 2011 • 49 Comments

Congratulations to Arcade Fire, who brought home the Album of the Year award for “The Suburbs” at last night’s  Grammy Awards. They beat out favorites Eminem and Lady Antebellum to win the biggest prize in…

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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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Publication Day: Paris Was Ours at Idlewild Books

23 Comments February 8, 2011 • 23 Comments

To celebrate the publication day of Penelope Rowlands’ fabulous Paris Was Ours, we’re giving away three copies. Just leave a comment here or on our Facebook page to enter. The anthology features essays by David…

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Silver Sparrow Giveaway. And the Winners Are …

1 Comment February 7, 2011 • 1 Comment

Back in late January we announced that Algonquin author Tayari Jones was giving away three Advance Review Copies of her forthcoming novel, Silver Sparrow (publishing in late May). Over 200 people entered! Tayari, being the…

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But Wait, There’s More! Green Apple Books Video

3 Comments February 4, 2011 • 3 Comments

We’re pretty psyched that Green Apple Books has selected Jonathan Evison’s West of Here for the Book of the Month. Be sure to check out their “But wait, there’s more!” video below. In Green Apple‘s…

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USA Today “Book Buzz” item on the Algonquin Book Club

No Comments February 3, 2011 • No Comments

Thanks, USA Today, for writing about the Algonquin Book Club series, featuring Julia Alvarez (In the Time of the Butterflies) with Edwidge Danticat, Sara Gruen (Water for Elephants) with Kathryn Stockett, Heidi Durrow (The Girl…

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