Algonquin Books

A Theater for Dreamers

By Polly Samson - Published 2021



In 1960 the Greek island of Hydra hosted a community of writers and artists, including George Johnston and Charmian Clift, Leonard Cohen, his muse ...Read Review

Libertie: A Novel

By Kaitlyn Greenidge - Published 2021


On the surface, Libertie is a coming-of-age novel. Libertie Sampson, free-born, dark Black daughter of the much lighter and more self-assured Dr. Catherine ...Read Review

The Mountains Sing

By Que Mai Phan Nguyen - Published 2020



This was a difficult book to read with the world as we know it being torn apart by the Corona virus, but it ...Read Review

The Darwin Affair

By Tim Mason - Published 2019



On a hot June day in 1860, someone shoots at Queen Victoria and Prince Albert riding in their carriage. A young pickpocket lies nearby, ...Read Review

Prairie Fever

By Michael Parker - Published 2019



Set between the wars, Elise Stewart is a fifteen-year-old dreamer living on the rough Oklahoma prairie with her down-to-earth sister Lorena, 17, who is ...Read Review

Courting Mr. Lincoln: A Novel

By Louis Bayard - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

Two visitors arrive in Springfield, Illinois, in 1839: an aristocratic Kentucky belle with politics in her lineage, and a backwoods lawyer, Kentuckian by birth, ...Read Review

The Collector’s Apprentice

By B.A. Shapiro - Published 2018



This compelling novel encompasses romance, betrayal, fraud, and manipulation in the world of fine art during the early 20th century. The novel’s ...Read Review

Swim to me

By Betsy Carter - Published 2007



Betsy Carter has written a charming book set at Weeki Wachee Springs in Florida in the early 1970s, though the gentle story feels ...Read Review

Ursula, Under

By Ingrid Hill - Published 2004Published 2005


Short Stories

Ursula Wong is the title character in Ursula, Under. She is an endearing, precocious two-and-a-half year-old, half Chinese-American, half Finnish-American only child. On ...Read Review

In the Wake of Madness

By Joan Druett - Published 2003



In 1841 the whaleship Sharon sails out of Massachusetts for the rich hunting grounds of the South Pacific. Halfway through the voyage, Captain Howes ...Read Review