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Hard Work: A Life On and Off the Court
Tim Crothers, Roy Williams

Algonquin Books, 2011

Now in paperback, updated with an afterword and new photos. One of the most respected and successful basketball coaches in the nation, Coach Roy Williams has traveled an unlikely path. In Hard Work ¸ he tells the story of his life, from his turbulent childhood through a coaching career with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. With his new afterword, Williams takes us past the two NCAA championship titles to the subsequent 2010 ...


A Parchment of Leaves

Algonquin Books, 2002

When Silas House made his debut with Clay's Quilt last year, it touched a nerve not just in his home state (where it quickly became a bestseller), but all across the country. Glowing reviews-from USA Today (House is letter-perfect with his first novel), to the Philadelphia Inquirer (Compelling. . . . House knows what's important and reminds us of the value of family and home, love and loyalty), to the Mobile Register (Poetic, haunting), and ...


Very Charleston: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Lowcountry Charm
Diana Hollingsworth Gessler

Algonquin Books, 2003

Cobblestone streets leading to perfectly preserved historic homes. Intricate wrought-iron gates opening to lush, fragrant gardens. A skyline of steeples and a river harbor bustling with schooners and sailboats. Charleston is one of America's most charming cities. In vibrant watercolors and detailed sketches, artist Diana Gessler captures the beauty and riches that make Charleston so unique: White Point Gardens, the Spoleto Festival, Rainbow ...


In Code: A Mathematical Journey
Sarah Flannery, David Flannery

Algonquin Books, 2002

In January 1999, Sarah Flannery, a sports-loving teenager from Blarney in County Cork, Ireland, was awarded Ireland's Young Scientist of the Year for her extraordinary research and discoveries in Internet cryptography. The following day, her story began appearing in Irish papers and soon after was splashed across the front page of the London Times, complete with a photo of Sarah and a caption calling her "brilliant." Just sixteen, she was a ...


Crowns 2002 Calendar: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats
Craig Marberry, Michael Cunningham

Algonquin Books, 2001

CROWNS: PORTRAITS OF BLACK WOMEN IN CHURCH HATS CALENDAR 2002 celebrates elegant women in church hats - woman of all ages, proud and reflective, flirtatious and playful, sometimes shy, and always beautiful. Based on a book of the same title that continues to be a smashing success, the calendar is filled with stunning black and white photographs, coupled with inspirational stories. CROWNS speaks to the African-American community and celebrates ...


Comet's Tale: How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life
Steven Wolf, Lynette Padwa

Algonquin Books, 2013

Comet’s Tale is a story about a friendship between two former winners, both a little down on their luck, who together stage a remarkable comeback. A former hard-driving attorney, Steven Wolf has reluctantly left his job and family and moved to Arizona for its warm winter climate. There he is drawn to a local group that rescues abused racing greyhounds. Although he can barely take care of himself because of a spinal condition, Wolf adopts ...


Dori Sanders' Country Cooking: Recipes and Stories from the Family Farm Stand
Dori Sanders

Algonquin Books, 2003

Dori was taught to cook homegrown foods in her mother's kitchen: dishes like Smothered Chicken, Fried Green Tomato Parmigiana, Warm Honey Gingerbread, and Pecan Pie with Black Walnut Crust. And every recipe had a story to go with it. Along with classic Southern dishes, Dori's own fresh-picked favorites, traditional hearty fare, and cooking for Northerners, Dori includes innovative ways to substitute sugar and fat using fresh fruits and ...


How to Get Your Child to Love Reading
Esmé Raji Codell

Algonquin Books, 2003

Are children reading enough? Not according to most parents and teachers, who know that reading aloud with children fosters a lifelong love of books, ensures better standardized test scores, promotes greater success in school, and helps instill the values we most want to pass on. Esmé Raji Codell--an inspiring children's literature specialist and an energetic teacher--has the solution. She's turned her years of experience with children, ...


My Old True Love

Algonquin Books, 2004

Sheila Kay Adams brings us a novel inspired by the ballads of the English, Scottish, and Irish. These long, sad stories of heartbreak and betrayal, violence and love, have been sung for generations by the descendents of those who settled the Appalachian mountains in the 1700s. As they raised their children, they taught them first to sing, for the songs told the children everything they needed to know about life. So it was with the Stanton ...


Panther Baby
Jamal Joseph

Algonquin Books, 2012

In the 1960s he exhorted students at Columbia University to burn their college to the ground. Today he’s chair of their School of the Arts film division. Jamal Joseph’s personal odyssey—from the streets of Harlem to Riker’s Island and Leavenworth to the halls of Columbia—is as gripping as it is inspiring.Eddie Joseph was a high school honor student, slated to graduate early and begin college. But this was the late 1960s in Bronx’s ...


Keeping It Civil: The Case of the Pre-nup and the Porsche & Other True Accounts from the Files of a Family ...
Margaret Klaw

Algonquin Books, 2014

Provocative true cases that explore the intersection of our most intimate relationships and the law—and offer a window into how we define a family today. A woman seeking a divorce has no idea of the family finances—her husband doled out money only after she gave him requisition slips for her intended purchases. A lesbian couple wants to include their sperm donor in their child’s life—the sperm donor is the brother of one partner, so he ...


Very Washington DC: A Celebration of the History and Culture of America's Capital City
Diana Hollingsworth Gessler

Algonquin Books, 2009

A travel guide with character, this fact-filled keepsake offers all the history, beauty, charm, and culture of our nation's capital city. In eye-catching watercolors and detailed sketches, artist Diana Gessler captures the allure that makes Washington DC one of the most visited destinations in the country. In addition to the national landmarks, stirring memorials, and vibrant neighborhoods, there's the Cherry Blossom Festival, the Twilight ...


When Angels Sing: A Christmas Story
Turk Pipkin

Algonquin Books, 1999

This classic Christmas story of rekindled spirit is the inspiration behind the 2013 holiday film Angels Sing, starring  Harry Connick Jr., Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Lyle Lovett.   This is the tale of Michael, who was eight years old on the Christmas Day he lost his brother David. The day had started out well--Michael and David opened their presents, and much to their delight, they had both received ice skates from Santa. With ...


The Boy Who Loved Tornadoes
Randi Davenport

Algonquin Books, 2010

Randi Davenport’s story is a testament to human fortitude, to hope, and to a mother’s uncompromising love for her children.  She had always worked hard to provide her family with a sense of stability and strength, despite the challenges of having a son with autism and a husband whose erratic behavior sometimes puzzled and confused her. But eventually, Randi’s husband slipped into his own world and permanently out of her family’s. And ...


The Birds of Pandemonium
Michele Raffin

Algonquin Books, 2014

“A remarkable book. Reading about the birds of Pandemonium will make you laugh and cry; it will make you see more clearly the need to take care of our planet; and it will confirm that one person with a passion can make a difference.” —Jeff Corwin, nature conservationist and host of Animal Planet Each morning at first light, Michele Raffin steps outside into the bewitching bird music that heralds another day at Pandemonium Aviaries. ...



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