Arnie Reisman discusses James Thurber’s wit and style

In 1925, James Thurber and The New Yorker magazine showed up in Manhattan at the same time. It was love at first sight. The fledgling...

New book gives a long, broad view of the Island landscape

David R. Foster’s “A Meeting of Land and Sea: Nature and the Future of Martha's Vineyard” is a comprehensive look at the natural history...

With his second novel, Amor Towles delivers another jewel

“A Gentleman in Moscow,” the second novel of Island seasonal resident Amor Towles, will surpass your expectations. As readers, we tend to fret about second...

Year in Review: Books and Writing

2016 was brimming with robust, quality offerings from Island-related authors and a burgeoning community support system that has made the Island literary life an...

Islanders Write checks in with the 2016 panelists

Last August, more than 30 writers came together at the Grange Hall to discuss the art, craft, and business of writing at the third...

Solving the mystery: Why Linda Fairstein is writing for young readers

In 1930, American children were introduced to Nancy Drew, a 16-year-old sleuth who defied gender expectations. The Nancy Drew Mysteries, written by several different...

See the ball, hit the ball

Thank God for Jim Kaplan. The veteran sports journalist and author of 14 books on baseball has shown up in these fretful times with...

What the world needs now: Sandra Pimentel’s ‘Blind Acceptance’

Sandra Pimentel’s engrossing memoir, “Blind Acceptance,” starts out with an “Aw, cute!” bright-eyed photo of herself taken in her first year of life, 1942, in...

Ward Just looks back to ‘The Eastern Shore’

As the image of an Adirondack chair on the cover of Ward Just’s 18th novel suggests, “The Eastern Shore” is the relaxed but not...

Edward Hoagland unveils third novel, ‘In the Country of the Blind’

Best known as a highly regarded essayist, Edward Hoagland of Edgartown has also written three novels. The first, “Cat Man,” published in 1956, came...