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Beach reads

There are biographies, historical novels, mysteries, among the other types of books — good summer reads, those books you read barefoot, or on a porch, or while your skin freckles and you smell like coconut oil.

A hellish trip to Woods Hole

"Satan's Peril" by Tom Hale, self-published.

Dan Waters’s new book

"Life Lesson" The Verses of D.

Alan Brigish’s “Martha’s Vineyard – Now and Zen”

"Martha's Vineyard — Now & Zen," Susan Klein, Alan Brigish.

First time Edgartown author pens “Hundred Day Haul”

"Hundred Day Haul" is a bittersweet drive through a different America, one that is worth remembering —especially in the hopes of that optimism being restored.

No turn for tern

"No Turn For Tern! A Martha's Vineyard Moonlight Mystery," Rebecca J.

Judith Campbell pens “A Deadly Mission”

"A Deadly Mission," by Judith Campbell, Mainly Murder Press, LLC.

“For All The Right Reasons:” A rock and roll love story

"For All The Right Reasons" by Ann Lister, SleighFarm Publishing Group, 248 ppg, $9.

“Schooner” by Tom Dunlop and Alison Shaw

"Schooner: Building a Wooden Boat on Martha's Vineyard" by Tom Dunlop, photographs by Alison Shaw, Vineyard Stories, July 1, 2010.

Nick Bunker to appear at Bunch of Grapes

"Making Haste from Babylon (The Mayflower Pilgrims and Their World, A New History)" by Nick Bunker, Alfred A.

Richard North Patterson pens new book, “The Spire”

Look for a change of pace in "The Spire," Island resident Richard North Patterson's recent thriller of murder and embezzlement on a small college campus in central Ohio.

Author Carol McCleary speaks in Oak Bluffs

"The Alchemy of Murder" by Carol McCleary, Forge Books, 2010.

New veggie cookbook by Susie Middleton

"Fast, Fresh and Green" by Susie Middleton, photographs by Ben Fink, Chronicle Books, April 2010, 224 ppg.

Lisa Grunwald’s “The Irresistible Henry House”

"The Irresistible Henry House," by Lisa Grunwald, Random House, March 2010, 407 ppg.

Fine lines: Tom Hale’s lighthouses

"There's a Light to Starboard, Sir, right off our lee bow!" Tom Hale, 28 pages, printed in 2010 by Tisbury Printer.

Making a difference: “Three Cups of Tea” project

It sounds like the plot of some sort of adventure movie with an emotional twist. In 1993, having spent 70 days trying to scale K2, the world's second highest mountain, climber Greg Mortenson got...