“Another gorgeous, brutal masterpiece from a great American writer.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review. Author Robert Olmstead returns with Savage Country, the gripping story of Elizabeth Coughlin, a widow bankrupted by her husband’s folly and death, who embarks on a buffalo hunt with her estranged and mysterious brother-in-law, Michael. Here’s an excerpt of this powerfulContinue reading

The Third Son by Julie Wu: In the middle of a terrifying air raid in Japanese-occupied Taiwan, Saburo, the least favored son of a Taiwanese politician, runs through a peach forest for cover. It’s there he stumbles on Yoshiko, whose descriptions of her loving family are to Saburo like a glimpse of paradise. Meeting her is aContinue reading

There are two things that you won’t be short on when you visit Green Apple: books and smiles. Green Apple has almost as much energy as it does books.

Welcome to the final installment of Algonquin’s Giveaway Week! It’s been a week of wonderful books, but Friday we’re in love with Robert Olmstead’s The Coldest Night. “It’s extremes that rivet us in Olmstead’s searing seventh novel: the heaven of first love; the hell of the battlefield . . . Olmstead’s extraordinary language gives us newContinue reading

We’re thinking about dad this week. And in upcoming blog posts, we’ll be sharing essays, personal stories and remembrances of time spent with dad. Dad who always has the answers. Dad who knows all the questions. Dad who seems to know all. But today, we have just one question: Why is it always so hardContinue reading

Robert Olmstead is the author of the national bestseller Coal Black Horse and Far Bright Star, which won the Western Writers of America Spur Award. An amazing writer whose work has been compared to Cormac McCarthy and Crane’s Red Badge of Courage, his latest work The Coldest Night has already started getting rave reviews from media andContinue reading