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Lucky 7: The Writer in the Garden

No Comments “It isn’t that I don’t like sweet disorder, but it has to be judiciously arranged.” — Vita Sackville-West   As July draws to a close, we would like to remind you of our month-long Lucky…

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Giveaway Monday: Memoir of the Sunday Brunch

4 Comments 4 Comments Every Monday in July, we’re giving away FREE advance copies of our amazing fall lineup. TODAY Memoir of the Sunday Brunch by Julia Pandl At age twelve, Julie was initiated into the rite of the…

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Five Rings of Olympic Reading

No Comments No Comments Cue the music. Unfurl the flags. Get Bob Costas a throat lozenge. It’s time for the Olympics. And whether you’re a true fan who loves the wide world of sports, a casual observer who catches…

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Summer lovin’ 1978

4 Comments 4 Comments Summer sun, something’s begun. It’s Week No. 3 of our SummerTime Warp Again. We’re paying tribute to the books, movies, television shows, and songs that made summer special for five weeks, running from 1976 to…

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Algonquin Talks: Deirdre Donahue

4 Comments 4 Comments We talked with USA TODAY book reviewer Deirdre Donahue about reading, writing, authors, books, 50 Shades of Grey, ABBA and so much more… 1. How long have you been working at USA TODAY? 26 years…

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Lucky 7: Settled in the Wild

1 Comment 1 Comment “I live on land that has not surrendered the last of its wildness…It keeps secrets, and those secrets prompt us to pay attention, to look for more…” – Susan Hand Shetterly Today we take a…

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Giveaway Monday: Life Among Giants

9 Comments 9 Comments Every Monday in July, we’re giving away FREE advance copies of our amazing fall lineup. TODAY Life Among Giants by Bill Roorbach *Chosen for Amazon’s Big Fall Fiction list A note from Senior Editor Kathy…

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Raking in First Lines of Fall 2012 Quiz

No Comments No Comments Here are the answers to our First Lines of Fall 2012 Quiz (below). Did you match the right line with the right book? Those who did will be eligible to win free advance copies of…

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Let’s Do the SummerTime Warp Again (again)

2 Comments 2 Comments It’s Week No. 2 of our summer tribute to summertime memories of summer. We’re spending five glorious weeks paying tribute to the books, movies, television shows, and songs that made summer special. Yes, we’re living…

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First Lines of Fall 2012

1 Comment 1 Comment Leaves are far from changing color, but it’s already Fall 2012 quiz time at the Algonquin Books Blog! Match these opening lines from six of our new Fall 2012 books with the correct book title,…

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