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Giveaway: Orhan’s Inheritance Broadside

February 26, 2015 • 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 February 26, 2015 • 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 February 26, 2015 • 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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February 19, 2015 onthehouse

On the House: The Page 69 Test

No Comments February 19, 2015 • No Comments Maybe you don’t need help finding your next great book to read. Certainly, there are plenty of random and not-so-random ways to choose. Judging a book by its cover is a classic. You can judge…

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Drink with the Stars at Your Oscars Party

No Comments February 13, 2015 • No Comments The annual Oscar Awards show means it’s time to party like a Hollywood star. No, don’t expect anyone to ask you who you’re wearing. And TMZ won’t be tracking your every move. But Of All…

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Super Book Sunday Results: The Algonquin First String

No Comments February 6, 2015 • No Comments The results from the Super Book Sunday draft are in! Thanks to all who participated. And here’s your Algonquin first-string: Player #1: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin Player #2: Water for…

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The Revised Fundamentals of Filmmaking

1 Comment February 5, 2015 • 1 Comment When filming of The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving began in Atlanta last month, Jonathan Evison’s novel joined a distinguished list of Algonquin books adapted to the screen. Larry Brown’s Joe, starring Nicolas Cage, was released…

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February Lucky Stars in Love

No Comments February 2, 2015 • No Comments We’re not promising these books will make you lucky in love. Just Lucky Stars in love. They are completely swoon-worthy. If you have not yet discovered writers like Larry Brown or Carrie Brown, Shirley Abbott…

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Vote for Your Super Book Sunday Team

No Comments January 29, 2015 • No Comments We’re gearing up for Sunday, the day for the best of the best, the top players, your best team. Yup, that’s right — we’re talking about Super Book Sunday! Gather up some snacks — we…

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The Writing Life: Tim Johnston

3 Comments January 22, 2015 • 3 Comments Like many authors, novelist Tim Johnston’s path to publication was rife with rejections. An earlier draft of the manuscript that would become his just-published novel Descent was turned down by eight different editors. Massive revisions…

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