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  • Ellen Fosterby Kaye Gibbons

    Algonquin Books 2012; US$ 13.95

    Winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation's Citation for Fiction. An eleven-year-old heroine tells her unforgettable story with honesty, perceptivity, humor, and unselfconscious heroism. "The honesty of thought and eye and feeling and word!"--Eudora Welty; "A lovely,... more...

  • The Storied Life of A. J. Fikryby Gabrielle Zevin

    Algonquin Books 2014; US$ 14.95

    ?Funny, tender, and moving, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry reminds us all exactly why we read and why we love.?* A. J. Fikry?s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a... more...

  • Verbenaby Nanci Kincaid

    Algonquin Books 2002; US$ 14.95

    Set in contemporary small town America, this is the story of Verbena Martin Eckert McHale ("Bena," for short), an indomitable woman who is damned?but not doomed?by the bad behavior and bad luck of her two husbands. When Bena's first husband, Bobby Eckert, dies in a car wreck, she's left with their five children, a little mortgaged house, a little... more...

  • Walking Across Egyptby Clyde Edgerton

    Algonquin Books 1987; US$ 17.95

    "An unpretentious, finely-crafted novel that will linger with the readers like the last strains of a favorite hymn. It is more enjoyable than a pitcher full of sweet tea and one of Mattie's home-cooked dinners."-- The Atlanta Journal & Constitution She had as much business keeping a stray dog as she had walking across Egypt--which not so incidentally... more...

  • What the Dormouse Saidby Amy Gash; Pierre Le-Tan; Judith Viorst

    Algonquin Books 2004; US$ 9.95

    This one-of-a-kind collection reminds weary adults not to lose sight of the values and virtues they learned as kids. Here are over three hundred quotations from over two hundred well-loved children's books, such as Charlotte's Web , Peter Pan , Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone , Eloise , Sounder , Number the Stars , and Goodnight Moon... more...

  • What We Do for Loveby Ilene Beckerman

    Algonquin Books 1997; US$ 14.95

    Looking for love isn't easy, and it's never what you expect. WHAT WE DO FOR LOVE is a reminder of how true that is. Unlucky in love herself, "Gingy" Beckerman shows us there is always reason to keep trying. "Recaptures in words and line drawings young love in all its glorious agony and possibility."--Glamour; "Charmingly written and illustrated .... more...

  • When Angels Singby Turk Pipkin

    Algonquin Books 1999; US$ 14.95

    This classic Christmas story of rekindled spirit is the inspiration behind the 2013 holiday film Angels Sing, starring  Harry Connick Jr., Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Lyle Lovett.   This is the tale of Michael, who was eight years old on the Christmas Day he lost his brother David. The day had started out well--Michael and David opened... more...

  • When It Was Our Warby Stella Suberman

    Algonquin Books 2003; US$ 14.95

    When Stella Suberman wrote her first memoir, The Jew Store, at the age of seventy-six, she was widely praised for shedding light on a forgotten piece of American history--Jewish life in the rural South. In her new memoir, Suberman reveals yet another overlooked aspect of America's past--the domestic side of war. Her story begins in the Miami Beach... more...

  • Why Dogs Chase Carsby George Singleton

    Algonquin Books 2004; US$ 12.95

    These fourteen funny stories tell the tale of a beleaguered boyhood down home where the dogs still run loose. As a boy growing up in the tiny backwater town of Forty-Five, South Carolina (where everybody is pretty much one beer short of a six-pack), all Mendal Dawes wants is out . It's not just his hometown that's hopeless. Mendal's father is... more...

  • Winter Runby Robert Ashcom

    Algonquin Books 2002; US$ 19.95

    There are certain special?and rare? books that refresh our understanding of how children see the world. This is one of those books. It's the story of a boy growing up in a lost time in an idyllic place?rural Virginia of the late 1940s. Charlie Lewis is the only child of city people who, after the war, choose to live at the foot of the Blue Ridge... more...