Honest, warm, and witty, N. West Moss’s memoir, Flesh & Blood, reads like a chat with a dear friend sharing her insight and her vulnerabilities and taking us along as she heals. Complete with family stories over cocktails and a new friend named Claude, who happens to be a praying mantis. Please fill out theContinue reading

Celebrate Earth Day 2021 with some great environmental literature! And pre-order Clean Air, the cli-fi novel exploring the beauty and harshness of nature and the role we play within it, coming in February 2022. Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui An immersive, unforgettable, and eye-opening perspective on swimming—and on human behavior itself. We swim inContinue reading

We’re excited that four amazing Algonquin authors—from clockwise from top left: Jaquira Diaz, Gabriel Bump,Tim Mason, and Brock Clarke—will be joining us at Book Expo in New York this week. Here’s a little bit about each of their upcoming books:   The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason London, June 1860: When an assassination attempt isContinue reading

Let’s dish about Julie Gaines‘ graphic memoir Minding the Store. It’s a big story about a small business, as the subtitle explains, and it has a lot to say to anyone who doesn’t want to follow the standard path. As the co-founder of the eclectic and beloved Fishs Eddy housewares store and brand (you knowContinue reading

If Mad Men were set at the offices of a legendary magazine and told from the point of view of the receptionist, it would mirror Janet Groth’s seductive and entertaining look back at her twenty-one years (1957-1978) at The New Yorker. The Receptionist An Education at The New Yorker by Janet Groth Available soon at Amazon, BarnesContinue reading

I always get anxious when writing the word “February.” There are just so many ways it can go wrong. It’s like “Wednesday.” Very confusing. And does anyone really pronounce that first “r”? We should just change it to “Febuary” and call it a day. Well, call it a month. . 1. Shelf Heaven. I haveContinue reading