A number of high-profile politicians converged on Oak Bluffs on Friday for a low-key but spirited book signing and talk by the South Carolina congressman, who is a longtime Vineyard visitor. The book signing was among many events this summer with connections to African American history and culture.
A line of people eager to greet Mrs. Clinton stretched all the way to the Steamship Authority wharf just before the rainy-day event Wednesday at the Bunch of Grapes Bookstore in Vineyard Haven. The former Secretary of State and longtime Island visitor was noncommittal about a run for the presidency.
After seeing the northern states for the first time in 1951 during a summer with his aunt and uncle in Buffalo, N.Y., Cong. John Lewis began questioning the quality of life that many around him took for granted.
In her first novel in 12 years, Susan Minot explores the darkness and wonder of human experience. Thirty Girls, published this year, follows the stories of two women from vastly different cultures and backgrounds.