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Caroline Leavitt Attends Pulpwood Queens Weekend

2 Comments What would make fifty authors hightail it down to the tiny town of Jefferson, Texas for the chance to dress like clowns, 80’s prom queens, fortunetellers, circus animals and big haired divas with glittering tiaras?…

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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Books They’ve Read in 2011, Part 2

1 Comment 1 Comment Donia Bijan, author of Maman’s Homesick Pie This was the year of displaced persons. The Invisible Bridge, by Julie Orringer. The untold story of Hungarian Jews forced to flee as Europe’s tragedy unfolds, renders the…

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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Summer Reads: Part 1

No Comments No Comments Summer’s winding down, but we still have plenty of time left to cram in more summer reading, right? We recently asked our authors to tell us about their favorite summer reads, whether from recent memory…

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The New Yorker librarians: Erin Overbey interviews Jon Michaud about When Tito Loved Clara

2 Comments 2 Comments Illustration credit: Lara Tomlin     Jon Michaud’s When Tito Loved Clara follows the story of Clara, a Dominican-American wife and mother, as she aspires to a middle-class suburban existence only to be drawn back…

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AWP Recap by Caroline Leavitt

2 Comments 2 Comments Heidi Durrow (in center with black scarf), Caroline Leavitt (to Heidi's right), and other authors at AWP AWP doesn’t really stand for awesome writers party, but it sort of should. I’m in the midst of…

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Caroline Leavitt at McNally Jackson

No Comments No Comments When I started at Algonquin in late June, the entire office was abuzz with excitement for Caroline Leavitt’s novel, Pictures of You. Advance Review Copies  were in unusually short supply and, as they were being…

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Publication Day: Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt

5 Comments 5 Comments Today is the official publication day for Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt–and to celebrate, we’re giving away two copies. Just leave a comment on our blog here or on our Facebook page to enter.…

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On Writing: Caroline Leavitt and Jennifer Gilmore

1 Comment 1 Comment The lovely and amazing writers Caroline Leavitt (author of Pictures of You) and Jennifer Gilmore (author of Something Red) will read and discuss their latest novels in NYC at McNally Jackson on Tuesday, January 25,…

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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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Nailing the New Year’s Resolution by Caroline Leavitt

1 Comment 1 Comment First let me say that a New Year’s resolution was my absolute last resort.  For years I’d been trying to stop biting my nails, a habit that seemed encoded in my DNA since childhood. I…

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