READ THIS: Missing Lucile Excerpt

October 12, 2010 • 1 Comment

Every family has a ghost. There’s the aunt we don’t talk about, the cousin who disappeared, and where DID your sister get her flaming red hair, anyway? The need to know where we come from,…

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October 11, 2010

The Regulator Presents: Algonquin Night!

2 Comments October 11, 2010 • 2 Comments

Tuesday the 5th was “Algonquin Night” at The Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC. If you’ve never been to The Regulator, it’s a big shop with a deceptively narrow storefront. Do not be fooled. There’s a…

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October 8, 2010

What We’re Reading Room by Emma Donoghue

4 Comments October 8, 2010 • 4 Comments

If you haven’t heard of Room by Emma Donoghue, or if you have but haven’t bought it yet, go buy it. Do it today. Immediately. Because I promise you will not be disappointed.

Donoghue has…

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October 7, 2010

Jonathan Evison The Buzz Is Building

4 Comments October 7, 2010 • 4 Comments

We have four exciting Jonathan Evison-related items to share with you today:

1) Behold, the brand-spanking-new website for WEST OF HERE. Isn’t it gorgeous? Bonus points if you can find the Bigfoot Easter egg!

2)…

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October 6, 2010

A Fan’s Notes on A Fan’s Notes

4 Comments October 6, 2010 • 4 Comments

Brock Clarke on Frederick Exley’s cult classic

photo credit: Jon Hughes/ Photopresse

.I first read Frederick Exley’s A Fan’s Notes in the summer of 1993. I was at my parents’ house in upstate New York.…

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October 5, 2010

Happy Exley Day!

1 Comment October 5, 2010 • 1 Comment

Hooray, today’s the publication date of Brock Clarke’s new novel, Exley! And to celebrate, we’re giving you an exclusive excerpt to read. But first, check out some of the great reviews Exley has already received:…

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October 4, 2010

Book Club Bash! Tuesday, 10/5, 7pm, Regulator Bookshop

2 Comments October 4, 2010 • 2 Comments

NC residents! Join us at The Regulator Bookshop (Durham, NC) this Tuesday, 10/5, 7pm for the Regulator’s annual gathering of local book clubs, where Algonquin Books will present recent and forthcoming Algonquin titles and book…

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October 4, 2010

Booksellers Rock! Stephanie Anderson, WORD Bookstore

10 Comments October 4, 2010 • 10 Comments

Welcome to “Booksellers Rock!,” our profile series of independent booksellers. We’re thrilled to hear from Stephanie Anderson, manager of one of the best indies in the universe, WORD.

What books recently rocked my world:
Oh…

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September 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Megan! A Few of My Favorite Things

18 Comments September 30, 2010 • 18 Comments

In honor of my recent arrival at Algonquin (and, let’s be honest, my birthday  week), Algonquin has been nice enough to let me cap off the month by sharing a few of my favorite things.…

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September 29, 2010

Hempel. Tower. Pories. Housing Works, 9/24

1 Comment September 29, 2010 • 1 Comment

This past Friday, September 24th, at New York City’s Housing Works, guest editor Amy Hempel, series editor Kathy Pories, and contributor Wells Tower gathered together to celebrate Algonquin’s 25th anniversary of NEW STORIES FROM THE…

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