Today is National Iced Tea Day, of course. This being the South, we have plenty of cool, refreshing iced tea — make that, sweet tea — in our office. But on a sunny, sweltering day like today, iced tea is meant to be sipped and savored, gulped and guzzled from a tall glass with aContinue reading

Happy paperback publication day for The High Divide! Enter for a chance to win a paperback copy of Lin Enger’s beautifully written novel. Isn’t it time to remind yourself of the reasons you read? In The High Divide, Gretta Pope wakes one morning in 1886 to discover that her husband is gone. Ulysses Pope hasContinue reading

We’ve matched up the first lines of our Fall 2014 fiction with the titles from which they come. This handy-dandy guide also serves as the answer key for the Fall’s First Lines quiz in our new Inside Algonquin newsletter. (Have you signed up for the Inside Algonquin newsletter? Oh, please do! It’s great fun.) 1.“I’mContinue reading

Today is a reading day. Well, every day is a reading day, but today just feels like a daylong, under-a-quilt, cup-of-tea-in-hand sort of reading retreat. Even if you can only carve out five minutes for a reading escape, today is the day for it. Today is Publication Day for Lin Enger’s The High Divide. TheContinue reading

Is there anything lingering in your past that you deeply regret? How well do you know the people you love? Have you ever woken up, abandoned by the person who is supposed to take care of you? How far would you go to get them back? These are all questions Lin Enger brings to theContinue reading

As we head into the unofficial end of summer with Labor Day weekend, we wondered about which books captured our authors’ attention during the dog days. “My favorite book of the summer was James Salter’s All That Is.  Incredibly, Salter published this recent novel when he was 88 years old, and yet his writing isContinue reading