The Wandering Road of Destiny May Be Confusing at Every Turn
Chloe Reichel
How did I get here? Richard Russo’s latest short story collection, Trajectory, takes up this question again and again, looking back over the lives of its characters to trace their journeys.
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Chronicling the Fight Against Racial Progress
Alex Elvin
Ms. Anderson’s book White Rage, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Critics Circle Award winner, presents a brief but incisive look at achieving civil rights in the United States.
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When the Odds Favor the House, It's Still Important to Feel Lucky
Vivian Ewing
Min Jin Lee's novel Pachinko is a nearly 500-page book that follows one family for seven tumultuous decades. Cultures clash and fates spiral. Wars are fought and babies are born.
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The Cult of Infatuation Is a Dangerous Game
Chloe Reichel
Danzy Senna’s latest novel, New People, occupies the uneasy space between horror and humor. “I like that slight feeling of anxiety that those two poles create,” Ms. Senna said.
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Book Festival to Open with Talk on Covering the White House

Journalists will discuss the unprecedented challenges of reporting on the presidency as well as the latest news from Washington to open this year’s Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival.

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Martha's Vineyard Book Festival Is Literary Feast of Creativity and Ideas
Chloe Reichel

Gender, race, politics and the environment are prominent themes in the seventh Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival, which takes on August 5 and 6.

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Where Land Meets Sea: Book Retraces Geological Story of the Island
Tom Dunlop
David R. Foster’s new book, A Meeting of Land and Sea: Nature and the Future of Martha’s Vineyard, weaves dynamic tales of geology, ecology, history and culture into a vast Vineyard story.
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Like an Old Friend, Diane Rehm Leads from the Heart
Heather Hamacek
Radio host Diane Rehm was welcomed Thursday by a sold-out crowd in Chilmark. She discussed her new book, her radio show and stepping away from the microphone at the end of the year.
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By Following the Money, Author Tells a Dark Tale
Louisa Hufstader

Jane Mayer is not afraid of the dark. She’s reported first-hand on terrorism in Beirut and traced a high-pressure pipeline of hidden money aimed at swamping the American political system. Most recently, in the New Yorker, she’s turned her gaze on Donald Trump.

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Looking at Housing Instability in America
Alex Elvin

Matthew Desmond’s book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, illustrates how eviction is not only a condition but a cause of poverty. Mr. Desmond spoke in Chilmark Sunday evening.

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