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Publication Day: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

42 Comments “When she woke, she was red. Not flushed, not sunburned, but the solid, declarative red of a stop sign. She saw her hands first. She held them in front of her eyes, squinting up at…

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Giveaway: Naomi Benaron’s Running the Rift

46 Comments 46 Comments Naomi Benaron’s riveting debut novel, Running the Rift (pub. date: January 17, 2012), chronicles the story of a gifted Rwandan boy, Jean Patrick Nkuba, from the day he knows that running will be his life…

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Booksellers Rock! Josh Christie, Sherman’s Books and Stationery

2 Comments 2 Comments Name: Josh Christie Bookstore: Sherman’s Books and Stationery, Freeport Title: Bookseller Brief Bio: Josh Christie started his career in bookselling in 2004, working as a frontline bookseller at Sherman’s Books and Stationery in Camden, Maine.…

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Ask an Algonquin Editor: Kathy Pories on the Bellwether Prize

2 Comments 2 Comments Algonquin Books Senior Editor Kathy Pories talks about the Bellwether Prize, the publication prize founded by Barbara Kingsolver to recognize literature that addresses issues of social justice. Algonquin published two Bellwether Prize winners–Hillary Jordan‘s Mudbound…

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Kathy Pories on Barbara Kingsolver & the Bellwether Prize

2 Comments 2 Comments Barbara Kingsolver Five years ago, I stood on the periphery of the Duke University Chapel during the North Carolina Literary Festival, straining to hear the speaker. I was on the periphery because the chapel was…

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New in Paperback: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

1 Comment 1 Comment Heidi Durrow’s The Girl Who Fell from the Sky is now available in paperback. And coincidentally, we just found out today that the book has moved up from #16 to #13 on the National Indie…

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Algonquin Night: An Evening with Heidi Durrow

2 Comments 2 Comments We’re big fans of the Triangle’s newest independent bookstore, Flyleaf Books, conveniently located a mere seven minutes from our office. On more than once lunch break, I’ve slipped out of the office to peruse their…

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