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    Author talk with Kate Hancock

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    Join author Kate Hancock for a book talk at the Oak Bluffs library on Friday, June 21, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Hancock’s picture book, “Spotless,” tells the story of an albino giraffe named...

    ‘To the New Owners’ is a meditation on gratitude

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    Pulitzer prizewinning writer Madeleine Blais has spent years examining the art of memoir writing with her journalism students at UMass Amherst, so it’s no surprise that “To the New Owners,” Ms. Blais’ memoir of...

    ‘The Believers,’ Alfred Woollacott’s saga of hope and belief

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    Alfred Woollacott III has a huge family tree bristling with pioneer personalities and risk takers. The longtime Island resident has been busy for the past several years, climbing out on some nether branches to...

    Books in Review: Fiction, politics, and sweet Island reads

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    Six of Time magazine’s top 10 nonfiction books in 2017 had to do with the 2016 presidential race, the state of our national and world union, and with women’s issues, including sexual predation by...

    ‘To the New Owners’ recalls the bygone era of the Vineyard summer shack

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    Pulitzer prizewinning writer Madeleine Blais has spent years examining the art of memoir writing with her journalism students at UMass Amherst, so it’s no surprise that “To the New Owners,” Ms. Blais’ memoir of...

    John Hough Jr. will discuss Styron’s ‘The Confessions of Nat Turner’

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    William Styron wrote “The Confessions of Nat Turner,” a 1967 Pulitzer prizewinning novel. —Courtesy William Styron Archives On Aug. 21, 1831, African American slave Nat Turner initiated one of this country’s 33 recorded slave rebellions....

    ‘Islanders Write’ returns with another full day of writing related events

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    'Islanders Write' is the annual writing conference, sponsored by the MV Times and MV Arts & Ideas magazine, about the art, craft and business of writing. The full day event on Monday August 14...

    Jennifer Tseng’s new life and work

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    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 for seven years, lives now in Brookline, teaching prose and...

    John Sundman illuminates the world of sci-fi

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    “People deprecate science fiction as being a literature of ideas. But so is ‘Moby Dick,’” said John Sundman, who will lead the next Islanders Read the Classics, a two-part event on Feb. 28 and...

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

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      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. at the Chilmark library. Her talk is the latest in...