Steve Donoghue

Vineyard Bookshelf: The Italian Prisoner
At the beginning of Elisa Speranza’s fiction debut The Italian Prisoner, young Rose Marino is poised on the brink of committing a daring social act.
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Vineyard Bookshelf: Memoir as Medicine
As Nancy Slonim Aronie, founder of the Chilmark Writing Workshop (and author of Writing from the Heart), writes in her new book Memoir as Medicine, everyone has stories inside them.
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Vineyard Bookshelf: Full
As Julia Spiro’s new novel Full opens, her main character, Ava Maloney, is about to reach a crisis point.
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Vineyard Bookshelf: Confessions of an Immigrant Boy Pittsburgh 1920
Blood Pudding by Ivan Cox is framed as a long-lost memoir of its narrator, Tadeusz Malinowski.
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Vineyard Bookshelf: Covid Monologues MV
Covid Monologues MV is the brainchild of Moira Convey Silva and Jennifer L. Knight, who have curated a wide selection of written responses to the pandemic.
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Vineyard Bookshelf: Muskeget: Raw, Restless, Relentless Island
Muskeget Island is a small scrap of land roughly a mile long, half a mile wide, sitting a few miles west of Nantucket.
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Vineyard Bookshelf: Martha's Vineyard in the American Revolution
As Thomas Dresser points out at the beginning of his new book, Martha’s Vineyard in the American Revolution, islands occupy a precarious position in both peacetime and war
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Vineyard Bookshelf: Forget Prayers, Bring Cake
The progress of medical science in the last century has not only postponed death for many Americans but transformed it as well.
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Vineyard Bookshelf: Counting Chickens
T. Elizabeth Bell’s new novel, Counting Chickens, lays out a familiar template, the return of the native, only with an irresistible Vineyard twist.
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Vineyard Bookshelf: Strange Love
The narrator of Fred Waitzkin’s new novel Strange Love had an experience that’s all too familiar to many writers: he peaked early.
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