Looking Back to Go Forward Is Not a Straight Line; Bravery Takes Hard Turns

New York Times Op-Ed columnist Charles Blow was a 20-year-old college student when he had an epiphany that freed him to let go of his past and fully accept himself.

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Giving Voice and Cojones to the Immigrant Experience

Junot Diaz burst onto the literary scene in 1996 with the publication of Drown. In 2007 he won the Pulitzer Prize for his second book, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. And on Thursday, July 30, he will read at the Noepe Center for Literary Arts in Edgartown.

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Three Cheers for Words and Writers; Book Festival Is Almost Here

This year’s Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival takes place August 1 through August 2 and features a mix of fiction and nonfiction authors, including former congressmen and chefs and best-selling authors.

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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.

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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.”

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David McCullough and Geraldine Brooks Take the Stage

It is a big week for words on the Vineyard. One could say that all summer long, but this week two Vineyard authors take the stage.

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When the Real Affair of the Heart Always Leads Back to the Library

“I’m still searching for the perfect one line sentence to serve to people when they inevitably ask what my book is about,” poet, author and librarian Jennifer Tseng said a few weeks ago about her new novel, Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness.

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Sitting Down at the Table for Change

Ali Berlow founded the Island Grown Initiative a decade ago, wrote The Mobile Poultry Slaughterhouse and was the founding editor and is still the co-publisher of Edible Vineyard. Her most recent book, The Food Activist’s Handbook: Big & Small Things You Can Do to Help Provide Fresh, Healthy Food for Your Community, was published earlier this month.

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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.

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Author Geraldine Brooks Fills Out the Story of Biblical Giant Slayer

Last week at State Road Restaurant Geraldine Brooks gave a sneak preview reading of her novel The Secret Chord, to be published in October.

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