Author, Author; Book Festival Brings Words and Stories to Life
Vivian Ewing and Chloe Reichel
On Saturday they jammed the Harbor View Hotel. On Sunday they donned sun hats and trooped up to the Chilmark Community Center. Book lovers were very much in evidence at the seventh Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival.
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Dateline White House: Journalists Report From the Front Lines
Alex Elvin

Two leading journalists took a break from covering Donald Trump last week and spoke candidly about covering the White House.

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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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Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction Has Become the New Political Normal
Chloe Reichel
Richard North Patterson was a political novelist, but he doesn’t write novels anymore. Non-fiction is too compelling. Fever Swamp, Mr. Patterson’s latest book, is an accounting of the 2016 election.
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Lost and Found Does Not Include Everyone
Vivian Ewing
Julie Buntin was the kind of girl who would take out 25 library books at one time. Growing up in Petoskey, a town of 5,500 in northern Michigan, winters were bleak. Reading was the main activity.
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Eating Her Way Through New England; Research Can Be Such a Delicious Read
Elizabeth Bennett
Chefs and eaters everywhere rejoiced when Sarah Leah Chase published New England Open-House Cookbook in 2015, after a hiatus of nearly two decades.
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Taking a Hard Look at Patriarchy, Guided by Faith and Medicine
Heather Hamacek
In his new book Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice, Dr. Willie Parker argues against allowing sexism, racism and religion to set the standard of morals in the abortion debate.
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