A Family That Sails a Catboat Together, Stays Together

Buckrammer's Tales by John E. Conway is a collection of memories from sailing adventures with family.

Last Stand Is Always Good Material

John Hough Jr.'s new book, Little Bighorn, mines history and imagination in considering Custer's Last Stand.

Putting Gothic in Gotham, Even Lady Liberty Is Not Safe

Marshall Goldberg’s masterful The New Colossus rivets the reader into 1888 New York and follows the beautiful and spunky reporter Nellie Bly.

A Timeless Love Story for the Ages

In 1973, when Pulitzer Prize-winning UPI journalist Lucinda Franks was 26, she was sent to interview U.S. attorney Robert Morgenthau, who had just been fired by Richard Nixon.

Rare Maps the Prize for Indebted Thief

In recent times, antiquarian maps have become a treasure coveted by collectors, libraries, museums. And thieves.

Rooting for Bad Guys in Bandstand

In Bandstand, his exciting new caper novel, Jib Ellis dances nimbly through a millennium of Viking, Knights Templar and pirate buried treasure lore to weave a gold-threaded contemporary tapestry of beguiling wit and vision.

Going Deep With Saltwater Hero

Swordfish used to swim close to the Squibnocket shore, but 30 years ago they began disappearing. Local fishermen had to go farther and farther east, to the edge of Georges Bank to find them.

Discover the Island, One Step at a Time

There are beetlebung trees and pinkletinks to identify, a heath hen sculpture to find and constantly changing landscapes to behold at either end of the Island. The Vineyard is a place of natural discovery and a new field guide hopes to capture just that.

A Vineyard Life Not Often Revealed

Kevin Parham’s new book, The Vineyard We Knew, certainly dispels the long-held stereotype that all of we African Americans who inhabit Martha’s Vineyard are rich, famous or both.

Hellman Biography Traces Playwright's Jewish Roots

A fifth biography of the late Lillian Hellman explores the Jewish roots of the playwright, author and longtime seasonal Vineyard Haven resident.

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