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On Writing: Hillary Jordan and Michael Dahlie

2 Comments Hillary Jordan is the author of two novels: Mudbound, which won the 2006 Bellwether Prize and a 2009 Alex Award from the American Library Association, and When She Woke, publishing October 4, 2011. Michael Dahlie…

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“10 Titles to Pick Up Now” in O: The Oprah Magazine

1 Comment 1 Comment Martha Southgate’s The Taste of Salt and Hillary Jordan’s When She Woke are featured in O: The Oprah Magazine‘s “10 Titles to Pick Up Now.” Thanks, Oprah!…

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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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Sneak Peek: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

51 Comments 51 Comments We’re excited to give you an early look at Hillary Jordan’s novel When She Woke, landing in bookstores on October 4th. (Read an excerpt at the very bottom of this post.) It’s already garnered a…

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BookExpo America: Buzz Books & Photos

2 Comments 2 Comments Recently we attended the annual BookExpo America trade show, the largest publishing gathering in the country, to promote our current and forthcoming Fall 2011 titles. The reception this year was quite spectacular, and many of…

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Booksellers Rock! Debra Linn, Books & Books

7 Comments 7 Comments Debra Linn is a Miami Beach native and former newspaper sports editor (17 years and lived to tell!) who found her way to Books & Books five years and four new stores ago.  A part-time…

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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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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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MUDBOUND A convocation and a giveaway

21 Comments 21 Comments What does Hillary Jordan’s debut novel, Mudbound, have in common with the likes of Nickel & Dimed, Freakonomics, The Glass Castle, and Three Cups of Tea? The answer: it’s the 2010 selection for Appalachian State…

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