Category Archives: Algonquin Books

Review: The Remedy for Love by Bill Roorbach

Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Algonquin Books (October 14, 2014) ISBN: 9781616203313 Source: Personal copy When Eric, a small town lawyer in Maine, hears a prediction for a “storm of the century,” he closes his office early and heads to the grocery store to stock up on supplies. There he comes across Danielle, young woman unable to cover […]

Review: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Hardcover: 272 pages Publisher: Algonquin Books (April 1, 2014) ISBN-10: 1616203218 Source: Publisher A.J. Fikry is…to put it gently, a curmudgeon.  After his wife passes away, he discovers his life isn’t as he planned. The small independent bookstore the couple owned on the small island of Alice is suffering. It’s peak season is summer when vacationers […]

Review: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: Algonquin Books; 1 edition (October 23, 2012) ISBN-10: 1616201320 Source: Publisher Claire Roth is a struggling young artist, making ends meet by reproducing famous works of art for an online art retailer. Desperate to get out of her occupational rut, she agrees to a shady deal with the owner of a prominent art gallery, Aiden […]

Review: The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison

Hardcover:288 pages Publisher:Algonquin Books (August 28, 2012) ISBN-10: 1616200391 Source: Publisher At thirty-nine, Benjamin Benjamin has nothing. He lost his wife and his children after a horrible tragedy. Desperate for a job, he enrolls in a night class called The Fundamentals of Caregiving. In addition to the medical aspect of caregiving, the course taught him how […]

Review: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Hardcover:352 pages Publisher:Algonquin Books (May 24, 2011) ISBN-10: 1565129903 Source: Publisher Dana Lynn Yarboro and Bunny Chaurisse Witherspoon are both teen girls, growing up in 1980s Atlanta.  They are also half-sisters, both daughters of a bigamist, James Witherspoon.  Only Dana and her mother, Gwen, are aware of James’ double life. Dana and Bunny live vastly different lives: Dana […]

Review: Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt

Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: Algonquin Books (January 25, 2011) ISBN-10: 1565126319 Source: Publisher One foggy night, two women both running from unhappy marriages, are quite literally brought together when their cars collide.  April, mother of Sam, a severely asthmatic boy, is killed instantly.  Sam escapes the accident by running into the nearby forest.  While Isabelle is […]