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...

A love story for all times, now in book form

The heartwarming story of how Cynthia Riggs and Howard Attebery found each other again after 62 years, fell in love, and married on the...

Love on the rebound: Crazy bounces in paradise

Paul Samuel Dolman has written three riveting books about his life and what happens to it as he continues his search for peace and...

Understanding Faulkner: Philip Weinstein’s guide to ‘Absalom, Absalom!’

Philip Weinstein, the Alexander Griswold Cummins Professor Emeritus of Literature at Swarthmore College, is presenting a three-part workshop on William Faulkner’s novel “Absalom, Absalom!”...

Experience history through fashion with ‘American Style and Spirit’

One way to chronicle the passing of time is through fashion — the perpetual changing of styles to accommodate the needs and tastes of...

Author Jack Gantos captivates Vineyard schoolchildren

Writer Jack Gantos can relate to kids of all ages. The awardwinning author has written books for preschoolers to young adults and adults, which...

What are book clubs reading?

What are almost as numerous on Martha’s Vineyard as scrub oak trees? Book clubs. In addition to the numerous private groups held in friends’...