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What the Dormouse Said: Wit and Wisdom from Children’s Books, Part II

2 Comments It’s time for our second round of quotes from Amy Gash’s wonderful compilation What the Doomouse Said: Lessons for Grown-ups from Children’s Books. We’ll post a few of our very favorite quotes throughout November and…

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Roasted Celery Root, Potato, and Cauliflower Soup with Tarragon from Man with a Pan.

1 Comment 1 Comment I consider myself an adventurous enough eater, and I have never been picky, but there are two things I won’t eat: raisins and celery. In fact, I have been known to claim an allergy to…

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Bread Stuffing from Maman’s Homesick Pie

No Comments No Comments From all of us at Algonquin, Happy Thanksgiving! We present you with this delicious Bread Stuffing recipe from Maman’s Homesick Pie.   My Mother’s Bread Stuffing Stuffing for a 12- to 15 pound turkey or…

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Stephen King, Age 9

4 Comments 4 Comments Today we have another excerpt from First Words, a collection of early writings by famous authors, edited by Paul Mandelbaum. Last week we shared one of Margaret Atwood’s first short stories. This week, we have…

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Fall Recipe! Pork Roast with Sauerkraut

1 Comment 1 Comment The onset of Fall and the approach of Winter can remind you of Robert Frost, of pumpkins, of trips to the mountains to watch the changing leaves. Sweaters. Socks. But for me, it means it’s…

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Sneak Peek: Panther Baby by Jamal Joseph

14 Comments 14 Comments We’re excited to give you an early look at Panther Baby, Jamal Joseph’s gripping memoir about coming of age within the Black Panther movement, publishing February 7, 2012. About the Book: Eddie Joseph was a…

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Robert Goolrick & Garth Stein: Algonquin Book Club Event, 12/8

4 Comments 4 Comments Mark your calendars for our next Algonquin Book Club event on December 8, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. PST/10:00 p.m. EST! Garth Stein, best-selling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain, will interview Robert…

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Julia Alvarez awarded Vermont Governor’s Award

No Comments No Comments Congratulations, Julia Alvarez! We’re delighted to announce that Julia Alvarez is the recipient of the Vermont Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Over the course of twenty years, Julia has published seven widely-acclaimed books…

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Margaret Atwood, Age 17, from First Words

2 Comments 2 Comments First Words is a collection of early writings from twenty-two famous authors, collected and edited by Paul Mandelbaum. Today we’re featuring one of Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood’s first stabs at short fiction, in which…

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What the Dormouse Said: Wit and Wisdom from Children’s Books, Part 1

4 Comments 4 Comments I started eating books at a very young age. In one of my earliest memories, I’m sitting on the kitchen floor gnawing on a copy of Little Bear’s Visit. I coerced my parents into reading…

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