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Dinner with Buddha

by Roland Merullo

Algonquin’s long-awaited follow-up to Breakfast with Buddha--one of our best-loved “word of mouth” bestsellers (with 200,000 copies in print)--finds Otto Ringling and Mongolian monk Volya Rinpoche on another...


Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation

by Dean Jobb

“A brilliantly researched tale of greed, ambition, and our desperate need to believe in magic, it’s history that captures America as it really was--and always will be. A great read.” —Douglas Perry,...


The Daylight Marriage

by Heidi Pitlor

“A page-turning exploration of unexpressed love and unnecessary loss. Riveting and heartbreaking.” —GERALDINE BROOKS, author of Caleb’s Crossing She still had time before work. She could go food shopping....


Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer

by Heather Lende

As the obituary writer in a spectacularly beautiful but often dangerous spit of land in Alaska, Heather Lende knows something about last words and lives well lived. Now she’s distilled what she’s learned...


The Miracle Girl

by Andrew Roe

“An uplifting miracle of a book.”  —Will Allison, author of Long Drive Home “A winning debut . . . Lively, pitch-perfect and assured . . . Roe’s story feels just right for our desperate and despairing...


How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood

by Jim Grimsley

"White people declared that the South  would rise again. Black people raised one fist and chanted for black power. Somehow we negotiated a space between those poles and learned to sit in classrooms together...


Orhan's Inheritance

by Aline Ohanesian

They found him inside one of seventeen cauldrons in the courtyard, steeping in an indigo dye two shades darker than the summer sky. His arms and chin were propped over the copper edge, but the rest of Kemal...


The Year My Mother Came Back

by Alice Eve Cohen

“A riveting journey.” —Julie Metz, author of Perfection “A perfect book. I want to tell everyone, every mother, every daughter, to read it.” —Abigail Thomas, bestselling author of A Three Dog LifeFor...


The Wisdom of Perversity

by Rafael Yglesias

I should have told. Julie’s right: I would have saved dozens of others. Jeff, Julie, Sam, the academy kids, the Huck Finn boys, everyone else was ignorant or greedy or scared or confused or overwhelmed by...


Descent: A Novel

by Tim Johnston

A Breakout NEW YORK TIMES BestsellerA USA Today BestsellerAn Indie National Bestseller“Outstanding . . . The days when you had to choose between a great story and a great piece of writing? Gone.” —Esquire...


The Happiest People in the World: A Novel

by Brock Clarke

“This madcap adventure mixes small-town teachers, barkeeps, teenagers, and fry-cooks with international spies, terrorists, and political refugees. But it is the writing itself that is the true star here, as...


The Remedy for Love: A Novel

by Bill Roorbach

FINALIST FOR THE 2014 KIRKUS PRIZE FOR FICTION“A flat-out funny, sexy, and poignant romantic thriller.”* They’re calling for the “Storm of the Century,” and in western Maine, that means something....


Of All the Gin Joints: Stumbling through Hollywood History

by Mark Bailey & Edward Hemingway

True tales of celebrity hijinks are served up with an equal measure of Hollywood history, movie-star mayhem, and a frothy mix of forty cocktail recipes.Humphrey Bogart got himself arrested for protecting his...


The High Divide: A Novel

by Lin Enger

“Lin Enger sets out from the conventions of the traditional Western and brings the reader into new emotional territory, that of the soul of an exquisitely drawn American family. The High Divide is a novel...


The Late Starters Orchestra

by Ari L. Goldman

In a cluttered room in an abandoned coat factory in lower Manhattan, a group of musicians comes together each week to make music. Some are old, some are young, all have come late to music or come back to it...


Would You Shut Up, Please

by Lewis Nordan

"If you call yourself a serious reader but still haven't discovered Lewis Nordan, shame on you." -The Seattle Times

Lewis Nordan's cult following began in 1991 when Algonquin published his first novel, Music...


The Transcriptionist: A Novel

by Amy Rowland

“Haunting and provocative . . . Rowland’s writing is compelling and masterful.” —Delia Ephron, author of The Lion Is In

Once, there were many transcriptionists at the Record, a behemoth New York City...


A Tender Struggle: Story of a Marriage

by Krista Bremer

“A story about love, marriage, compromise, parenthood and the difference between the life one imagined and reality.”*

Fifteen years ago, Krista Bremer, a California-bred feminist, surfer, and aspiring journalist,...


Acts of God

by Ellen Gilchrist

The human race. You have to love it and wish it well and not preach or think you have any reason to think you are better than anyone else. Amen. Good-bye. Peace . . . Master short story writer Ellen Gilchrist,...


The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel

by Gabrielle Zevin

“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...