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How I Shed My Skin

by Jim Grimsley Algonquin Books (April 14, 2015)

More than sixty years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that America’s schools could no longer be segregated by race. Critically acclaimed novelist Jim Grimsley was eleven years old...


The Statesman and the Storyteller

by Mark Zwonitzer Algonquin Books (April 26, 2016)

In a dual biography covering the last ten years of the lives of friends and contemporaries, writer Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) and statesman John Hay (who served as secretary of state under presidents William...


Survival Lessons

by Alice Hoffman Algonquin Books (October 01, 2013)

One of America's most beloved writers shares her suggestions for finding beauty in the world even during the toughest times.

Survival Lessons provides a road map of how to reclaim your life from this day forward,...


On Fire

by Larry Brown Algonquin Books (January 01, 1994)

NOW WITH A FOREWORD BY RON RASH AND AN APPRECIATION BY DWIGHT GARNER

“One of the finest books I know about blue-collar work in America, its rewards and frustrations . . . If you are among the tens of millions...


The Receptionist

by Janet Groth Algonquin Books (June 11, 2013)

In 1957, when a young Midwestern woman landed a job at The New Yorker, she didn’t expect to stay long at the reception desk. But stay she did, and for twenty-one years she had the best seat in the house. In...


Dimestore

by Lee Smith Algonquin Books (March 22, 2016)

“A memoir that shines with a bright spirit, a generous heart and an entertaining knack for celebrating absurdity.”—The New York Times Book Review

“This is Smith at her finest.”—Library Journal, starred...


Truth

by Ellen Douglas Algonquin Books (January 09, 1998)

In four haunting family stories, Ellen Douglas seeks to track down the truth--about herself, about her white Mississippi forebears, about their relationships to black Mississippians, and ultimately about their...