Porter Square Books hosts nonfiction author, journalist, and memoirist MADELEINE BLAIS as she reads her newest memoir: To the New Owners.
In the 1970s, Madeleine Blais’s in-laws purchased a vacation house on Martha’s Vineyard for the exorbitant sum of $80,000. A little more than two miles down a poorly marked one-lane dirt road, the house was better termed a shack— it had no electricity or modern plumbing, the roof leaked, and mice had invaded the walls. It was perfect. To the New Owners is Madeleine Blais’s charming, evocative memoir of this house, and of the Vineyard itself— from the history of the island and its famous visitors to the ferry, the pie shops, the quirky charms and customs, and the abundant natural beauty. More than that, this is an elegy for a special place.
This event is not ticketed.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.