The characters of Charles Dickens come to life in the next...

West Tisbury author John Hough, Jr. will lead a discussion this Tuesday, June 21 at the West Tisbury Library on “Bleak House,” Charles Dickens’s novel of...

Vineyard pharmacist writes a ’script for the American economy

Dr. Louis W. Piacentini is, hands down, the nicest man on Martha’s Vineyard. You know this if you’ve ever had a chance to speak...

Listening for reason: Peter Kramer makes the case for antidepressants

Peter D. Kramer began the informed national discussion of mental illness and treatment 23 years ago with a landmark book, “Listening to Prozac” (Viking...

‘This We Believe’: A MVRHS senior project for true Islanders

A large brown delivery box arrived at graduating senior Livie Jacobs’ house on a Monday night in early May. Inside were 200 books, each...

Debut novel ‘Nitro Mountain’ explodes on the literary scene

After you read a few chapters of Tennessee author Lee Clay Johnson’s first novel, “Nitro Mountain,” you might picture him as an old cuss...

Authors and panelists discuss the meaning of ‘doing good’ abroad

  “Doing Good … Says Who?” a provocatively titled book, resharpens focus on the blunders and assets of work done by well-intentioned Americans in efforts...

Winners announced for 2016-17 Island Book art contest

The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the 2016-17 Island Book Cover art contest. All Island sixth graders were invited...

‘Islanders Read the Classics’ explores Sylvia Plath’s ‘Ariel’

  Oak Bluffs resident Holly St. John Bergon will discuss one of poet Sylvia Plath’s major collections, “Ariel,” on Wednesday, May 18, at 5:30 p.m....

New book recounts the history of the Edgartown library

The Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library have published a delightful history of the town’s 125-year-old library in honor of the library’s move...

‘Beetlebung Farm Cookbook’ and ‘Women Healers of the World’ receive top...

Two Martha’s Vineyard authors have received awards for their most recent books. Chris Fischer, author of the “Beetlebung Farm Cookbook,” won the 2016 James...