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One of the persistent, nagging facts about American reading habits is how we read very few books in translation.
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephane Oakes is the 2015 Young Readers Porter Square Book of the Year. (Which means it’s 20% off for the rest of the year.) Bookseller Rebecca who originally nominated The Sacred Lies for the award (and clearly has excellent taste, because she also nominated our adult winner) interviewed Stephanie Oakes.
Readers of the World! We have counted the votes on Twitter, Facebook, and in the store, and we have our 2015 Porter Square Books of the Year. Both books will be 20% off for the rest of 2016.
The adult Porter Square Book of the Year for 2015 is Uprooted by Naomi Novik!
The great lie of detective fiction is that the world makes sense: there are no coincidences; criminal motives are simple and decipherable; every clue is a step along the path to resolution. In the real world, Sherlock Holmes would be useless. Human motivations are messy and contradictory, changeable, and frequently self-destructive.
After Uprooted by Naomi Novik won its bracket to become the first adult finalist in the #PSBookof2015 contest, Josh asked me if I wouldn’t mind writing a blog post in support of the book’s candidacy. The answer was a huge no-brainer of a YES.