Shipwrecks and slavery

Tom Dresser, reformed bus driver and relentless Island historian, has published his eighth history book on our place. Believe me, you want this on...

Beach read warm-up

New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand will speak at the Chamber of Commerce’s annual spring breakfast at the Dunes at the Winnetu Oceanside...

‘The Bloom Girls’: An engaging debut novel by Emily Cavanagh

Authors tend to bristle when asked if a work of fiction is autobiographical; they prefer to think their imaginations are boundless enough to provide...

‘One Good Dog’ was good, ‘Two Good Dogs’ is better

Island resident Susan Wilson has established a preeminent place among authors of dog books, a genre with breathtaking growth over the past decade. She...

Howard Zinn: Banned in Arkansas, discussed on Martha’s Vineyard

Recently the Arkansas legislature has been considering a bill that proposes to ban from public schools books and other materials written by, or about,...

Richard North Patterson dissects the Trump ascendancy in ‘Fever Swamp’

Island resident Richard North Patterson, a New York Times bestselling author and an early and enthusiastic Trump basher, now brings us a look at...

Turning the page: Jennifer Tseng’s new life and work

Jennifer Tseng doesn’t live here anymore. The celebrated West Tisbury poet and novelist, and a mainstay in the circulation department of the West Tisbury library...

John Sundman illuminates the world of sci-fi

“People deprecate science fiction as being a literature of ideas. But so is ‘Moby Dick,’” said John Sundman, who will lead the next Islanders...

Myra Stark explores two novels with alternative history scenarios

Alternative history is a genre in literature that poses a question by the author, “What if things had gone this way instead of that?”...

From ‘The Urge to Create’: Musician and stonemason Johnny Hoy

We sometimes wonder how many people living on the Vineyard are actively engaged in creative pursuits. Is it 10 percent? Thirty percent? More? In...