Island Book

From Poetry to Prose, Jennifer Smith Turner Finds Her Way

Jennifer Smith Turner’s new novel Child Bride, a story of survival.

Vineyard Bookshelf: The Rise of Tourism on Martha's Vineyard

Thomas Dresser, in his new book The Rise of Tourism on Martha’s Vineyard, explores the dream of coming to the Island.

Vineyard Bookshelf: Paucartambo

In 1983 when Shirley Mayhew of West Tisbury was 58, she decided it was time to experience travel as more than a tourist.

Vineyard Bookshelf: Someone Else's Secret

Lindsey Davis, the main character in Julia Spiro’s debut novel Someone Else’s Secret, is at loose ends in 2009.

Nature's Beat Is a Place of Wonder

Suzan Bellincampi has been collecting tales and now she has collected them into The Nature of Martha’s Vineyard, illustrated with photos from Gazette photographer Timothy Johnson.

Vineyard Bookshelf: Plumbelly

Plumbelly, about a 28-foot sloop and the dynamics of its sailors, is Gary Maynard's debut novel.

Where Darkness Lurks on the Vineyard

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.

Joy of Conch Cookery Is a Recipe for Tasty Island Living

Chef Deon Thomas’s Island Conch Cookery, chronicles the results, with dozens of recipes for the humble northern sea snail.

Joyce's Way Celebrates a Mother's Love

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

Vineyard Bookshelf: Dear Jack: A Love Letter

“By the water we all feel at home,” writes Barbara Bates Conroy in her intensely moving book Dear Jack: A Love Letter.