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Happy Summer (Reading)!

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 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…

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Wicked Trailer Amy Stewart, Wicked Bugs

1 Comment 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…

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The N.Y. Times Loves…

No Comments 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…

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A Friend of the Family in The New York Times

No Comments 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…

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