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The Algonquin Reader - Fall 2016

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

Publisher: Algonquin Books

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Get an inside look at Algonquin’s outstanding forthcoming fiction with the Fall 2016 Algonquin Reader. Discover the inspiration behind each book through an original essay by the author. Then enjoy a preview of each novel.Leave Me by Gayle Forman On Sale September 2016The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers On Sale January 2017  Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt On Sale October 2016  The Young Widower’s Handbook by Tom McAllister On Sale February 2017  The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin by Stephanie Knipper On Sale August 2016Cover art by Beppe Giacobbe

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