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The Algonquin Reader - Spring 2015 - cover

The Algonquin Reader - Spring 2015

Hill Algonquin Books of Chapel

Publisher: Algonquin Books

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Get an inside look at Algonquin’s outstanding forthcoming fiction with the Spring 2015 Algonquin Reader. Discover the inspiration behind each book through an original essay by the author. Then enjoy a preview of each novel.The Miracle Girl by Andrew Roe On Sale April 21, 2015 “To believe or not to believe--that is the question facing all who are touched by the comatose ‘miracle girl’ at the swirling center of Roe’s dazzling debut. But more than an exploration of the mysteries of faith, it’s also the unforgettable story of one family’s struggle against tragedy. The result is an uplifting miracle of a book.” —Will Allison, author of Long Drive HomeThe Daylight Marriage by Heidi Pitlor On Sale May 5, 2015 “Hypnotically readable--I absolutely couldn’t put it down. The structure is brilliant, and I turned the pages with increasing dread. This book is terrific.” —Stephen KingOrhan’s Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian On Sale April 7, 2015 “Aline Ohanesian draws from her family’s own dark history to create a tender, powerful story of love and reclamation. A breathtaking and expansive work of historical fiction and proof that the past can sometimes rewrite the future.” —Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan TrainThe Wisdom of Perversity by Rafael Yglesias On Sale March 24, 2015 “The sly courage, the deft intelligence, and the fierceness of vision that we, his fans, have come to expect from a Raphael Yglesias novel all blaze brightly forth—and cast very dark shadows—in The Wisdom of Perversity.” —Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize–winning novelistDinner with Buddha by Roland Merullo On Sale June 2, 2015 Algonquin’s long-awaited follow-up to the bestselling Breakfast with Buddha finds Otto Ringling and Mongolian monk Volya Rinpoche on another unexpected road trip of discovery.Cover art by Melinda Beck

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