The Long Arc of Social Change
Holly Pretsky
Activism is what inspires Mr. Raskin and what motivated Vineyard author Alexandra Styron to write a handbook for young people on protest and engagement.
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Looking Forward to the Next Chapter
Noah Asimow
Sisters-in-law Betsy Banks Epstein and Elinor Svenson, edited a book called Still Becoming: Conversations With People in Their Sixties.
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Yiddish, Jive and the Joy of Discovery
Landry Harlan
Island author and linguist Herbert Foster's new book Ghetto to Ghetto: Yiddish & Jive in Everyday Life.
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When Freedom Is Never Assured
Vivian Ewing

It’s hard to hang up on someone in a satisfying way with a cell phone. That’s why Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage, has an old rotary phone at her house.

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Close Observation Fuels Life and Art
Holly Pretsky
Nafissa Thompson-Spires will discuss her debut book of short stories, Heads of the Colored People, on July 29 at the Chilmark Community Center as part of this summer's Martha's Vineyard Author Series.
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A Literary Turn to the Soul
Bill Eville

What is important right now is that Mr. Weinstein is currently on his own literary journey.

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Bringing the Great Depression to Life for Young Adult Readers
Holly Pretsky
For two years, West Tisbury resident Marc Favreau combed through images and countless other sources to create his first book, Crash: A History of the Great Depression and the Fall and Rise of America, a work of young adult nonfiction.
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Healing With Herbs, a Natural Conclusion
Louisa Hufstader
Herbalist and author Holly Bellebuono published her sixth book last month, An Herbalist’s Guide to Formulary. She will give a talk on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the Chilmark Library.
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When Brevity Underscores Genius, a Good Laugh Is Around the Corner
David Crisanti
Cartoonists Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden recently published How to Read Nancy, dissecting the comic strip they have long been obsessed with.
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Rock and Roll Chronicler Embraces Stevie Nicks
Bill Eville
A few years ago, after completing his biography of Carly Simon, author Stephen Davis was considering his next book. When he decided it would be a woman again, there was only one name that came to mind: Stevie Nicks.
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