The Long Arc of Social Change
Holly Pretsky
Activism is what inspires Mr. Raskin and what motivated Vineyard author Alexandra Styron to write a handbook for young people on protest and engagement.
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Women Write the World Discussion
Katherine Gianni

All the Women in My Family Sing: Women Write the World is an anthology featuring 69 female authors. On Wednesday, August 22, the voices of four of those authors will join together, not in song, but rather as part of a panel discussion.

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Where Darkness Lurks on the Vineyard
Noah Asimow
Widow’s Wreath, Cynthia Riggs’ most recent book and the 14th in the Martha’s Vineyard Mystery installment, has just hit the shelves, and, like most of its predecessors, is partially autobiographical.
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Joy of Conch Cookery Is a Recipe for Tasty Island Living
Holly Pretsky
Chef Deon Thomas’s Island Conch Cookery, chronicles the results, with dozens of recipes for the humble northern sea snail.
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Joyce's Way Celebrates a Mother's Love
Louisa Hufstader

Joyce’s Way, by Island author and storyteller Susan Klein, is the true story of the late Joyce Brigish.

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Looking Forward to the Next Chapter
Noah Asimow
Sisters-in-law Betsy Banks Epstein and Elinor Svenson, edited a book called Still Becoming: Conversations With People in Their Sixties.
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Yiddish, Jive and the Joy of Discovery
Landry Harlan
Island author and linguist Herbert Foster's new book Ghetto to Ghetto: Yiddish & Jive in Everyday Life.
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When Freedom Is Never Assured
Vivian Ewing

It’s hard to hang up on someone in a satisfying way with a cell phone. That’s why Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage, has an old rotary phone at her house.

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Bill Clinton to Discuss His New Novel

Former President Bill Clinton will appear at the Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, August 22 to talk about his best-selling novel, The President Is Missing.

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Pasting, Pressing, Cutting; Book Binding Leaves a Tactile Trail
Katherine Gianni

On any given afternoon, one of three sounds can be heard coming from Mitzi Pratt’s Aquinnah bookbinding studio: the dull squeak of a 19th century press, sheers clipping through paper, or the piercing bang of a weighty backing hammer.

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