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Algonquin Spring 2014 Catalog

Algonquin Spring 2014 Catalog

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Algonquin Spring 2014 Catalog
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Lena is a tran-iptionist, rarely mentioned literature except to note, “the ors of copyists are the least usable.” There is basic equip-nt required: a headset, a Dicta-ne to play the tapes that must transcribed and patience, a lingness to become a human duit as the words of others er through her ears, course ough her veins and drip out een through fast moving fin-tips.hile rewinding Russell’s tapes, glances at today’s Metro sec-n: a couple charged with forcing ir foster daughter to “wait on” elderly relative as he lay dead tairs. An article detailing the cinating affliction, hoarding. A C Task Force on Hoarding has n formed. One woman quoted a puppet problem, she buys m from a TV shopping channel. eel sorry for them when no one e bids,” she said. nother day, another edition of e Record, another itemized re-pt of humanity’s victories and ses. n page three, Lena sees Rus-l’s byline; above the story is a to that looks vaguely familiar, iddle-aged woman turned in file, wild hair, a calm expres-n, eyes downcast. And the s: the woman broke into the Bronx Zoo two days ago, invaded the lions’ den and was devoured. She was blind.“Zoo officials said the woman’s clothes were wet, suggesting she swam the moat. She was found ly-ing about 40 feet from the viewing area in front of one of the dens. The employee entrances in the rear of the exhibit were locked and no keys were missing, accord-ing to zoo officials.“‘The Bronx Zoo is very con-cerned about the safety of its visi-tors,’ a zoo spokesman read from a statement. ‘This incident will be studied very carefully.’“An animal keeper who arrived to feed the animals discovered the body. The lions were apparently behaving strangely and would not go inside. “The woman’s arms, scalp and neck were mutilated. According to the police report, the victim suf-fered scratches and bite wounds over most of her body.“The Associated Press reported that the woman had been partially devoured.”There is something familiar about the face, but the woman has turned away from the camera and is looking off to the left, as if to protect her identity from rers of The Record.She studies the small pictgrainy and pale, and tries to member where she has seen woman, a woman who wswim a moat to be eaten by lioShe snaps the first tape in Dictaphone and begins to tscribe but has difficulty contrating. She types “prostate” “Gleason factor” and “potebut her mind is elsewhere. Wshe hears the words “semvesicles” she lifts her foot off pedal and pauses. She moves foot slightly to the right and quly presses down then releaThe tape rewinds and she mher foot back to the center of pedal and presses “… semvesicles.” Yes, that’s what he sIt’s enough to make one feel sfor politicians; even their semvesicles are subject to discussBut then Russell asks if it’s that the senator urged the pdent to send the military inBinghamton suburb to arrest rorism suspects. “It would sto be a clear violation of possemitatus,” Russell says. “Posse mitatus,” the senator shouts. sure the president did not vioposse comitatus. What is pcomitatus? It sounds vaguely nographic and I’m sure the pdent had nothing to do with it.
 
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APRILMEMOIR
304 pages, 5½" x 8¼" 
ISBN 978󰀭1󰀭61620󰀭068󰀭8$24.95 HARDCOVER NO. 73068US/CAN/OME󰀭BOOK ISBN 978󰀭1󰀭61620󰀭397󰀭9
12-city author tourNational television, print, online, and radio media campaign20-city radio satellite tourNational advertising, including
 Atlantic  Monthly, Harper’s, Utne Reader,
and
 Mother Jones
• Prepublication author tour and appearance at ABA Winter InstituteMajor galley distribution, including reading group outreach and Goodreads giveaway 
F
ieen years ago, Krista Bremer would not have been able to imagine her lie today: married to a Libyan-born Muslim, raising two children with Arabic
names in the American South. Nor could she have imagined the prejudice she would encounter or the proound ways her
marriage would change her perception o the world.
But on a running trail in North Carolina, she met Ismail.
He was passionate and sincere—and he loved adventure as much as she did. From acquaintances to lovers to a couple acing an unexpected pregnancy, this is the story o two people—a middle-class American raised in Caliornia and a Muslim raised by illiterate parents in an impoverished Libyan fishing village—who made a commitment to each other without orsaking their own identities.It is the story o a bicultural marriage—and aren’t all marriages bicultural? In any marriage, we might discover that our mate is oreign to us, with very different language,
memories, and assumptions about home and amily. How we
respond to these differences shapes our world.
Prooundly moving, this meditation on tolerance explores
what it means to open our hearts to another culture and to embrace our own. It is Krista Bremer’s unexpected struggle to reach beyond hersel, her accidental Jihad.
 My Accidental Jihad 
 is one o the most captivating and moving memoirs I’ve read in years. Te story Krista Bremer tells—one o radical oreignness between a married couple—could be a metaphor or all committed relationships.” —H󰁡󰁶󰁥󰁮 K󰁩󰁭󰁭󰁥󰁬, author o
 A Girl Named Zippy 
“A powerully personal account o the courage and hard work necessary to open one’s heart and keep it that way.” —M󰁡󰁧󰁧󰁩󰁥 S󰁨󰁩󰁰󰁳󰁴󰁥󰁡󰁤, author o
Seating Arrangements
KRISTA BREMER
 is the associate publisher o
Te Sun
 magazine and the recipient o a Rona Jaffe Foundation award. Her essay on which this book is based, “My Accidental Jihad,” received a Pushcart Prize. Her essays have been published in
O: Te Oprah Magazine, More
 magazine, and
 Te Sun,
and she’s been eatured on NPR and in the PBS series
 Arab American Stories.
 Her website is www.kristabremer.com.
KRISA BREMER 
MY ACCIDENAL JIHAD
 My Accidental Jihad
is a bold piece of writing (and thinking) by an incredibly brave woman.”
—E󰁬󰁩󰁺󰁡󰁢󰁥󰁴󰁨 G󰁩󰁬󰁢󰁥󰁲󰁴, author o
Eat, Pray, Love
AVAILABLE ON HIGHBRIDGE AUDIO
 
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SPRING/SUMMER 2014
ALGONQUIN BOOKS
APRILFICTION
272 pages, 5½" x 8¼" 
ISBN 978󰀭1󰀭61620󰀭321󰀭4$24.95 HARDCOVER NO. 73321US/OME󰀭BOOK ISBN 978󰀭1󰀭61620󰀭394󰀭8
• 20-city author tourNational television, print, online, and radio media campaignNational advertising, including the
 New York imes Book Review 
 and the
 New Yorker 
• Prepublication author tour and appearances at ALA Midwinter and ABA Winter InstituteMajor galley distributionDouble newsletter co-op allowance• Reading group promotions and advertising on top online book club sitesPrepublication advertising, including
Shelf Awareness
and
 Publishers Weekly 
RIGHTS SOLD IN TWENTY-ONE COUNTRIES
AVAILABLE ON HIGHBRIDGE AUDIO
“Gabrielle Zevin has written a wonderul, moving, endearing story o redemption and transormation that will sing in  your heart or a very, very long time.” —G󰁡󰁲󰁴󰁨 S󰁴󰁥󰁩󰁮, bestselling author o
Te Art of Racing in the Rain
HE SORIED LIFE OF A. J. FIKRY
A NOVEL
In the spirit of
Te Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 
 and
Te Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry,
Gabrielle Zevin’s enchanting novel is a love letter to the world of books—and booksellers.

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