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After reading over fifty applications, forming two committees, hosting a handful of meetings, and having the difficult discussions readers always have when they have to choose their favorite book, we have reached our decisions.
Porter Square Books is proud to announce our 2019 Writers in Residence:
Writing for young readers: Kathryn Amato
The deadline to apply for the 2019 Writers in Residency Program has now passed. We will announce the selections on October 31.
Independent Bookstore day is Saturday April 28th. We’re still planning the fun so stay tuned for more information about the day’s events. Here are the IBD exclusives that will be available at Porter Square Books while supplies last.
Sixteen-year-old Mina's mother is dead and her father--a magician who cut out her heart and replaced it with one made of glass--is cruel. When the two move to Whitespring Castle, Mina plans her escape in the arms of the king. She does not love him, but he is good and kind.
There was a moment near the end (that I won’t spoil for you) when I realized just how special In the Distance is, how much Diaz had played with our expectations, stretched the norms of storytelling, and created something totally unique. It’s a moment when (OK, a tiny spoiler) essentially nothing happens, but the way that nothing happens shows the real depth of Diaz’s novel.