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Kaitlyn Greenidge – We Love You, Charlie Freeman

In the opening pages of Kaitlyn Greenidge’s fascinating debut novel, We Love You, Charlie Freeman (Algonquin Books), we meet the Freemans at a moment of uncertain change. They’re a loving family that has developed idiosyncratic ways of communicating with one another. Sisters Charlotte and Callie share a constant secretive back-and-forth of sign language. Their mother

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April 18, 2016

Lee Smith : Dimestore

Over the course of her distinguished career, Lee Smith has shown time and again that narrative is the fuel that powers her, both as a writer and as a person. With her new book, Dimestore: A Writer’s Life (Algonquin Books), Smith has brought her considerable drive for storytelling into the realm of memoir for the

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March 21, 2016

“The story I am telling is personal.” A conversation with Jim Grimsley

When we are faced with sudden social change, how do we respond? Author and playwright Jim Grimsley’s new memoir HOW I SHED MY SKIN: Unlearning The Lessons of a Racist Childhood (April 14, Algonquin Books) recalls 1966, the year his sixth grade class in Jones County North Carolina admitted its first black students in response

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April 13, 2015

To live on a large canvas : a conversation with Gina Frangello

The people carrying the fish wear executioner’s masks and black robes, and every so often they spin around and chase the crowd, the onlookers shooting off to opposite sides of the narrow streets.  Mary is right there with them, caught up in the excitement, letting go of Geoff’s hand, so that he has to bolt

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May 19, 2014

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