The Algonquin Reader: Spring 2020

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Pub Date 26 May 2020 | Archive Date Not set

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Get an inside look at Algonquin’s outstanding forthcoming fiction with the Spring/Summer 2020 Algonquin Reader. Discover the inspiration behind each book through an original essay by the author. Then enjoy an excerpt from each novel or short story collection. The books featured in this issue are:


Afterlife by Julia Alvarez

On Sale April 2020


The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai

On Sale March 2020


Hieroglyphics by Jill McCorkle

On Sale June 2020


The Falling Woman by Richard Farrell

On Sale June 2020


The Lives of Edie Pritchard by Larry Watson

On Sale July 2020


A House Is a Body by Shruti Swamy

On Sale August 2020


With or Without You by Caroline Leavitt

On Sale August 2020


Cover illustration by Curtis Parker.

Get an inside look at Algonquin’s outstanding forthcoming fiction with the Spring/Summer 2020 Algonquin Reader. Discover the inspiration behind each book through an original essay by the author. Then...


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I anticipate new books coming out in just the same way that kids anticipate those December holidays; I can't wait.  This reader has features seven intriguing entries, including one by Julia Alavarez, author of Afterlife, in it she talks about her family's escape from the Dominican Republic. This is followed by a chance to start reading her new novel. The Mountains Sing is about the Viet Nam war.  The author brings the children and women to life in this book.  Also featured are entries by Jill McCorke, Richard Farrell, Larry Watson, Shruti Swamy and Caroline Leavitt.  Each book excerpt is preceded by something that the author has written to introduce it. There is probably at least one title here that each reader will enjoy.  Can't wait for the pub dates. Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.

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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I love this opportunity to read excerpts of new works from exciting authors and the inspiration behind each of them. It is a privilege!

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Beautiful anthology of a multitude of personal essays, alongside book chapters. Each authors' story is incredibly touching ,so related to the content of their work and, oftentimes, their sociocultural context.

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Such a wonderful preview of story and the writerly spark behind the story. This is a marvelous showcase and introduction to exciting new work from Nguyên Phan Quê Mai, Jill McCorkle, Richard Farrell, Shruti Swami, Caroline Leavitt, Julia Alvarez, and Larry Watson. I'll add longer reviews of The Mountains Sing and A House Is a Body in the near future.

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