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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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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Vineyard Bookshelf: Deadfall by Linda Fairstein
Elizabeth Bennett
What has Linda Fairstein gotten her lead character into now? You can find out in Deadfall, the 19th in Ms. Fairstein’s long-running series of crime novels.
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A Cultural Zelig, Jessica Harris Embraces the Muse of Her History
Alex Elvin
Jessica Harris's memoir, My Soul Looks Back, revisits her relationship to Samuel Clemens Floyd 3rd, whose orbit included many of the leading black voices in New York city.
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Prize Winning Book and a Life Cut Short
Marjory Potts
In 2004, the novel Suite Francaise was awarded the Renaudot Prize, a glittering prize for fiction in France. This astounded the literary world because the author, Irene Nemirovsky, had been dead and mostly forgotten for over 60 years.
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For Alexandra Fuller, Writing Requires Going to the Hard Places
Glynis Hart
Alexandra Fuller, author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, recently released her first novel, Quiet Until the Thaw. She will be speaking on Friday, July 7, at Bunch of Grapes bookstore in Vineyard Haven.
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Oceanographer, Poet, Menemsha Man, Through and Through
Arnie Reisman
Conrad Neuman’s new book, Up-Island Poems, is a short lyrical diary of a poetic soul who went out and came in with the tides, an oceanographer who traveled the world and returned to his Island birthplace to rest, to fish, to tell tales.
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