Vineyard Bookshelf: Gerry Studds by Mark Robert Schneider
Steve Donoghue
Cong. Gerry Studds, the subject of Mark Robert Schneider’s tough and smart new biography, is remembered now in offhand conversation for a scandal.
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Baseball Myths to Small Town Heroes, Veteran Sportswriter Looks Back
Louisa Hufstader

Baseball inspires storytellers, as Jim Kaplan demonstrates in his engaging new book of essays Clearing the Bases: A Veteran Sportswriter on the National Pastime.

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To the New Owners Looks at Leave-Taking as Act of Gratitude
Louisa Hufstader
In To the New Owners: A Martha’s Vineyard Memoir, author Madeline Blais reckons with the 2014 sale of her in-laws’ summer retreat.
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Thriller by Island Author Draws on Ancient Inspiration
Chloe Reichel

Michael G. West said an 11th century Japanese Buddhist text provided him with a creative spark for his new novel.

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Vineyard Bookshelf: Max Eastman, A Life
Steve Donoghue
Professor Christoph Irmscher’s new book, Max Eastman: A Life, crafts the biography of flamboyant 20th century writer, editor and longtime Vineyard fixture Max Eastman.
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Vineyard Bookshelf: American Spirit, Speeches by David McCullough
Steve Donoghue
The new book from David McCullough, The American Spirit, is a collection of transcripts from speeches the author has given over the last 30 years.
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Through Stages of Grief, Author Gets to Heart of Being a Teenager
Bill Eville
Alexandra Coutts’s latest young adult novel Young Widows Club is indeed about a young widow. The main character Tamsen Baird is just 17. This is the West Tisbury author’s fourth book.
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Going to the Sea, One Page at a Time
Virginia Crowell Jones
As I do every year I’ve selected a pile of maritime books which may engage your imagination.
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Where's Coop? It's Mike's Time to Shine in Linda Fairstein's Latest Novel
Elizabeth Bennett
Devil’s Bridge is the 17th Alex Cooper thriller by Linda Fairstein. The author explores, with great depth, levels of psychology that help even unfamiliar readers understand why every police officer and City Hall staffer is out to help find Alex Cooper when she goes missing one autumn night.
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A Mystery Wrapped in an Enigma With No Conclusion; Art Heist Still Mystifies
Alex Floyd
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.
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