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Super Book Sunday Results: The Algonquin First String

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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November Lucky Stars: Unforgettable and Wise

1 Comment 1 Comment Each of the November Lucky Stars books introduces us to women, real or imagined, on a journey of a lifetime. Travel into their unforgettable and wise worlds. Go first class with these e-books — for…

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July Lucky Stars: Summer Girls

No Comments No Comments Now that daylight lasts well into the evening, it’s as if the days are begging you to find a cool spot on the porch and catch up with your summer girls, your friends for a…

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The Lucky Tour: The Book Stall

No Comments No Comments Intrepid former Algonquin intern David Bradley and his trusty sidekick, Lucky the Leprechaun, hit the road last summer for a tour of (almost all) the coolest, hippest, greatest indie bookstores in the United States. Join…

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The Quotable Algonkian, Part I: Having Doubt, Having Faith

2 Comments 2 Comments Algonquin authors, a spectacularly talented lot, are also exceptionally generous with their hard-earned advice for writers. The Internet being the time-suck that it is, we gallantly got sucked in on your behalf, rounding up some…

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Writing Advice from Louis Rubin

1 Comment 1 Comment It’s only fitting that one of our first “On the House” posts should feature the words of co-founder Louis Rubin, whom we lost recently but whose ethos we try hard to keep alive. Rubin’s astute…

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Remembering Louis Rubin

2 Comments 2 Comments “This is really going to be fun, I think.”  — Louis Rubin, on the founding of Algonquin in January 1983. In 1983, launching a publishing venture outside the well-established literary circles of New York City

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Lee Smith: A Dimestore Education for a Writer

1 Comment 1 Comment Lee Smith’s writing has been published for 45 years, starting with what was her college thesis (The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed) and running through to the just-released Guests on Earth, but her education as…

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Giveaway and video Tuesday: Guests on Earth

2 Comments 2 Comments Watch this mini-documentary about the amazing Lee Smith and how she came to write Guests on Earth, which publishes today. This isn’t a book trailer. It’s worth a midday break to watch. Promise. This is…

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“Celebrate Lee Smith Week” comes to Giveaway Monday

No Comments No Comments This year marks the forty-fifth anniversary of Lee Smith’s first novel, The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed. Since its publication in 1968, Lee has penned twelve other widely acclaimed novels and four collections of short…

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