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Why I Wrote It: A Note from Jim Grimsley

No Comments Jim Grimsley  on his new book, How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Lessons of a Racist Childhood, which will be published on April 14. I have been watching episodes of Dragnet, the TV series…

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Giveaway Wednesday: The Wisdom of Perversity

No Comments No Comments On publication day Tuesday, actor and author David Duchovny tweeted that Rafael Yglesias “is a gifted & unblinking storyteller. Such hard unsparing truths in a difficult yet necessary story.” We could not agree more. With…

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Tales for National Puppy Day

No Comments No Comments We are celebrating National Puppy Day the only way we know how – with books. Chelan has these tales for her To Be Read list, and they’re sure to have her (and your) tail wagging.  …

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Meet Our New York City family

No Comments No Comments Photos by Maddie Williams Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill was born, bred and remains right at home here in North Carolina amid rolling hills, vibrant literary culture and barbecue aplenty (oh, and the best college…

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Our Editors’ Advice on Creating Narrative Tension

3 Comments 3 Comments There are stories that you can’t put down, and there are those that you can’t wait to put down. The difference? Often, it comes down to tension. What’s pulling the readers through, hurtling them headlong…

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March Lucky Stars: Southern Voices

No Comments No Comments Southern voices and Southern sun — two reasons to smile. Well, at least we’ve still have those wonderful Southern writers to keep us warm until the sun returns. (Where, oh, where, has it gone?) Our…

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Rafael Yglesias on Writing The Wisdom of Perversity

No Comments No Comments Rafael Yglesias’ new novel, The Wisdom of Perversity, will be published March 24. Perhaps I shouldn’t admit to a prospective reader that I wrote the first draft of The Wisdom of Perversity in 1998, that…

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Giveaway: Orhan’s Inheritance Broadside

17 Comments 17 Comments Aline Ohanesian’s debut novel is one to remember. Moving back and forth in time, between the last years of the Ottoman Empire and the 1990s, Orhan’s Inheritance is a story of passionate love, unspeakable horrors,…

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Giveaway: That Should Be a Word

10 Comments 10 Comments That Should Be a Word comes out in April from our Workman Publishing cousins, but now’s your opportunity to enter for a chance to win a copy before it’s even published. (Wait, there should be…

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“Suddenly, There’s My Mother”

No Comments No Comments Alice Eve Cohen Julie Metz, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Perfection, interviewed Alice Eve Cohen about her upcoming book, The Year My Mother Came Back. It was the sort of conversation only…

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