Review/ The Algonquin Reader

Review/ The Algonquin ReaderThe Algonquin Reader Format: eARC
on February 11th, 2015


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 free 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 Home

The 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 King

Orhan’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 Train

The 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 novelist

Dinner 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.

I received this book for free from publisher/pr firm in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

As I was sitting down to write my review I released that this is volume 4, how could I have possibly missed the previous editions?

I love it when book publishers put out these kinds of books because you get to read sneak peeks of upcoming books and what publishers are most excited about.

Algonquin has show cased five of their upcoming titles with release dates from March to June. If this is any indication of what books are coming out this spring we are all in for a treat.

I read all the little snippets and I have to say that I am really curious about The Miracle Girl by Andrew Roe and The Daylight Marriage by Heidi Pitlor.

The Miracle Girl by Andrew Roe is his debut novel. The book is told in many points of view such as the main character Annabelle, her mother, her estranged father and by the people who came to Annabelle seeking her help, guidance and healing.

Annabelle is an eight year old little girl who lies in a comalike state. She is unable to speak or move but there is something special about this little girl. There is more to this beautiful little girl that you want to read and discover.

Things change for Annabelle and her family when someone comes to visit and they walk away knowing that their live has changed. They quickly spread the word about this and before long people are flocking to her beside.

I can’t wait to read this because I am one of those people who believes in miracles.

This comes out April 21st and it will be in hardcover.

The second book that peaked my interest was The Daylight Marriage. I really liked this one because its complete opposites that were attracted to each other and over the course of their marriage things begin to change.

Hannah is a beautiful woman who could have any man she wanted and I mean anyone but she picked Lovell who is her complete opposite. I have to admit I was wondering at first at how would this work because she is sort of like the life of a party and he is very much the quiet guy you would see hiding in the corner somewhere out of the spotlight.

After first everything is hunky doory because its the newly wedded stage where everything is smelling like roses. Over the course of the years things begin to settle and the rose colored glasses come off and both are beginning to resent the other.

I think this will be an excellent read as its peaked my curiousity. The book comes out May 5th in hardcover.