What We’re Reading: At Home: A History of Private Life

December 21, 2010 • 3 Comments

I am the unlikeliest person to be reading this book, for three reasons: 1) as anyone who knows me well can report, I have a certain deficiency in the housekeeping department; 2) I’m more inclined…

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December 10, 2010

Algonquin Picks: Our Favorite Reads of 2010

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It’s no secret that we’re all big readers at Algonquin–and not just of our own titles. Although my mother told me never to play favorites, at the end of each year, while trimming the tree…

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December 7, 2010

What We’re Reading: Bound by Antonya Nelson

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Before I started to write this post, I searched for “Antonya” in my Gmail account, just to see how many times I had discussed Antonya Nelson in email conversations.

Thirteen. In the past month, I…

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November 29, 2010

What We’re Reading: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

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I discovered the writing of Lydia Davis during my freshman year at Sarah Lawrence College, when a friend loaned me a copy of her first short story collection, Break it Down, and said, “You have…

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