A Mystery Wrapped in an Enigma With No Conclusion; Art Heist Still Mystifies

Stephen Kurkjian’s new book has the characters, intrigue and pace of a mystery novel. All it lacks is the culprit. That’s because his subject matter, the burglary at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, remains unsolved.

Rosabeth Moss Kanter Issues Call to Put Nation's Infrastructure Back in the Fast Lane

Tired of obstacles to mobility in the United States, Harvard Business School professor and seasonal Edgartown resident Rosabeth Moss Kanter decided to take matters into her own hands with her new book, Move: Putting America’s Infrastructure Back in the Lead.

Island Basketball: Much More Than a Game

“If there is one thing that brings Vineyarders together, male and female, rich and not-so rich, across ethnic and social lines, it is and has been basketball. That is Martha’s Vineyard’s best-kept secret.”

David McCullough Flies Deep into Wright Brothers' Story

David McCullough, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and longtime resident of West Tisbury, has long been fascinated with mechanical flight. His newest book, to be released Tuesday, tells the story of Wright Brothers, a lesson in self-reliance, perseverance, family values and hard work.

Colonial History by Way of Scotland

When I read recently in the New York Times about the possibility of Scotland exiting the United Kingdom, I was confused. I had no idea Great Britain had nationality problems.

Swept Away by Tradition and Crisis

Windswept, a new novel by Kate Hancock, opens with the story of Josiah Cook, a farmer on Chappaquiddick who in the late 18th century witnesses pirates burying treasure on the beach.

Looking Back With Gratitude on Island Life

Shirley Mayhew’s affectionate recollections of West Tisbury chronicle the years from 1947, when she arrived as a bride to a community of 239 residents, to 2013, when the book was written.

Modern Privilege Meets Timeless Tragedy in We Were Liars

Tragedy has a way of striking its targets indiscriminately. No family, no matter how privileged, and no place, no matter how magical, is immune. Welcome to the world of We Were Liars, a young adult novel set on a small private island off the coast of Martha's Vineyard.

Book Recalls Marine Disaster That Was a Force for Change

The unexplained sinking of the fishing boat Sol e Mar sent large waves across the waterfront community. In the end this marine disaster led to significant changes in the way rescuers do business.

A Family That Sails a Catboat Together, Stays Together

Buckrammer's Tales by John E. Conway is a collection of memories from sailing adventures with family.

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