Maria Finn on Heartbreak and Mending

February 9, 2010 • 1 Comment

When I learned of my husband’s infidelity and sunk into a messy funk, one thing that surprised me were all the friends and acquaintances I had who had experienced something similar, but hadn’t mentioned it…

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February 8, 2010

The Algonquin Test-Kitchen: Crème Brulée

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For this month’s Algonquin Test-Kitchen, Brittany – armed with a handy blow torch – took on Bill Smith’s Crème Brulée, from Seasoned in the South. These little potted custards, featuring lots of heavy cream, are…

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February 4, 2010

Books, Dance, and a Heartbreak Challenge!

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This month we are celebrating the release of Maria Finn‘s memoir, Hold Me Tight & Tango Me Home! And just in time for Valentine’s Day, too.
If you’re interested in dance, literature, or love (all…

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February 3, 2010

Lauren Grodstein’s New Jersey Playlist

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The New York Times’ Paper Cuts blog features a New Jersey-themed playlist by Lauren Grodstein, New Jersey native, and author of A Friend of the Family.
Lauren describes the role of New Jersey in her…

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February 2, 2010

NPR is Reading Heidi Durrow’s Debut Novel

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Heidi Durrow‘s The Girl Who Fell From The Sky is featured this week on NPR’s What We’re Reading.
See, there’s this librarian. And a bird-watching boy. And a strange man with a harmonica and a…

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February 1, 2010

Twitter Book Club – A Reliable Wife!

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Too dang cold to go to book group?
Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA, is hosting its first-ever Twitter Book Club tonight at 6 p.m. Everyone can participate, no matter where you live! You won’t have…

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January 29, 2010

January’s Why-I-Love-Books Roundup

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This January I discovered 8 new reasons to fall in love with books, all over again.
1. Cooked Books. I have read books about famous cooks. I have referenced books while cooking. I saw Julie…

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January 26, 2010

Edward + Harvey Milk + Elle Woods. Now THAT’S a movie!

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Excellent news! Sara Gruen‘s Water For Elephants , which shortly after publication was picked up by Fox 2000 for development as a major motion picture, has taken another major step toward reaching the big screen.…

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January 25, 2010

Bill Gates on Work Hard, Be Nice.

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Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, now focuses all of his time on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He has started a website, www.TheGatesNotes.com, to talk about what his foundation has been up to, and…

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January 22, 2010

Emyl Jenkins’ Algonquin Appraisals

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Welcome to January’s Algonquin Appraisals! Author and former Sotheby’s appraiser Emyl Jenkins takes a gander at staffers and  readers’ prized possessions.
Doing some cleaning for the New Year and want help separating potential treasures from…

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