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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A 12-Step Program for Public Education
Vivian Ewing
In John Merrow’s new book, Addicted to Reform: A 12-Step Program to Rescue Public Education, the author describes what he sees as a society hooked on school reform.
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A Gentleman in West Chop: Roots of a Writer Reside in Vineyard Soil
Heather Hamacek
When he was 10 author Amor Towles put a note in a bottle that read something like “if this makes it to China . . . please write back.”
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Chasing History Through Story of George Washington's Runaway Slave
Chloe Reichel
Erica Armstrong Dunbar was at work on her doctoral dissertation on the lives of black women in the antebellum north when she came across an advertisement that caught her attention.
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Words Matter But Meaning Can Be Such a Slippery Eel
Elizabeth Bennett
In You’re the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women’s Friendships, Deborah Tannen examines how female friends communicate and different conversational styles.
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Busy Behind the Scenes, But With Daily Sense of Mission and Purpose
Sara Brown
When Alyssa Mastromonaco visited the Vineyard as acting chief of staff for President Obama, the beach had to wait. Work didn’t stop for the White House team when the President was on vacation.
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