Happy Summer (Reading)!

June 21, 2013 • 1 Comment The calendar says June 21 today, so that makes it official: Summer is here! And just as with swimming pools, cool beverages (see below) and biting mosquitos, summer just isn’t summer without those summer reading…


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What We’re Reading: Alexandra Styron’s Reading My Father

1 Comment April 15, 2011 • 1 Comment In 2006, when I was an assistant publicist at Random House, I was assigned to publicize the reprinting of Darkness Visible, William Styron’s extraordinarily moving memoir on his depression. I knew many close friends who…


November 15, 2010

Wicked Trailer Amy Stewart, Wicked Bugs

1 Comment November 15, 2010 • 1 Comment We bring you this important news bulletin about Amy Stewart’s Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army & other Diabolical Insects (May 2011). c/o the New York Times Amy Stewart is also the author…


July 6, 2010

The N.Y. Times Loves…

No Comments July 6, 2010 • No Comments The New York Times Book Review has only good things to say about Algonquin reads! The Frozen Rabbi by Steve Stern The July 3rd issue of The New York Times Book Review gave a full…


November 19, 2009

A Friend of the Family in The New York Times

No Comments November 19, 2009 • No Comments A Friend of the Family is in today’s New York Times, in the “Newly Released Books” column along with Penelope Lively, Ha Jin, and Paul Auster, among others. The New York Times wrote: A FRIEND…