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Author : Franz Wright
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2009-03-12
Page : 96
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 0307548899
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In this radiant new collection, Franz Wright shares his regard for life in all its forms and his belief in the promise of blessing and renewal. As he watches the “Resurrection of the little apple tree outside / my window,” he shakes off his fear of mortality, concluding “what death . . . There is only / mine / or yours,– / but the world / will be filled with the living.” In prayerlike poems he invokes the one “who spoke the world / into being” and celebrates a dazzling universe–snowflakes descending at nightfall, the intense yellow petals of the September sunflower, the planet adrift in a blizzard of stars, the simple mystery of loving other people. As Wright overcomes a natural tendency toward loneliness and isolation, he gives voice to his hope for “the only animal that commits suicide,” and, to our deep pleasure, he arrives at a place of gratitude that is grounded in the earth and its moods.


Author : Susan Branch
Publisher :
Release : 2016-05
Page : 368
Category : Artists
ISBN 13 : 9780996044028
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"In the winter of 1982, long before she became the watercolor artist and author we know today, Susan Branch, 34-years-old and heartbroken from the sudden and unexpected end of her marriage in California, "ran away from home" to the Island of Martha's Vineyard hoping to gain perspective. It was meant to be temporary, a three-month time-out from the daily grind of being broken up and miserable, but within days of her arrival, alone and not quite in her right mind, Susan "accidentally" bought a tiny one-bedroom cottage in the woods - which is how she discovered she was moving 3,000 miles away from everyone and everything she had known and loved. Funny, observant, touching, and addictive (you are not going to want this book to end), based on the diaries she has kept all her life, Susan Branch relates her inspirational tale of lost love and self discovery, her search for roots, purpose, and destiny with laugh-out-loud honesty. A road map for overcoming loss, following your heart, and making dreams come true, charmingly hand-lettered and watercolored in Susan's inimitable style, there are diary excerpts, recipes, and hundreds of photographs."--Provided by Amazon.com.


Author : Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Publisher :
Release : 1888
Page : 67
Category : Geology
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
Publisher : Fodors Travel Publications
Release : 2009-02
Page : 347
Category : Travel
ISBN 13 : 1400008026
Description :


Describes the towns and local attractions of the three areas, and offers recommendations for hotels, restaurants, shopping, and leisure activities.


Author : Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc. Staff
Publisher : Fodors Travel Publications
Release : 2011
Page : 333
Category : Travel
ISBN 13 : 1400005183
Description :


Describes the towns and local attractions of the three areas, and offers recommendations for hotels, restaurants, shopping, and leisure activities.


Author : Jessica B. Harris
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Release : 2013-07-30
Page : 204
Category : Cooking
ISBN 13 : 1452133085
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Martha's Vineyard has long been renowned as a popular vacation destination, but few are aware of the island's rich culinary history. Martha's Vineyard Table celebrates the cuisine of this seaside escape with such treats as Codfish Fritters, Stuffed Quahogs, Corn Pudding, and Cranberry-Apple Crisp. In addition to 80 recipes, Jessica Harris captures the charm of the island's gingerbread cottages, lobster fishermen, artisan fudge shops, and farmers' markets in her short essays on Vineyard life. For the nostalgic visitor and for those who dream of vacationing there, Martha's Vineyard Table brings the island to life.


Author : Thomas Dresser
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2017
Page : 144
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 146713595X
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Behind the mansions and presidential vacations of Martha's Vineyard hide the lost stories and forgotten events of small-town America. What was the island's role in the Underground Railroad? Why do chickens festoon Nancy Luce's grave? And how did the people of the Vineyard react in 1923 when the rumrunning ship John Dwight sank with the island's supply of liquor aboard? Delve deep below the surface of history to discover the origin and meaning of local place names and the significance of beloved landmarks. Celebrated local historian Thomas Dresser unearths the little-known stories that laid the foundations for the community of Martha's Vineyard.


Author : George Washington Eldridge
Publisher :
Release : 1880
Page : 60
Category :
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Author : James Robert Saunders
Renae Nadine Shackelford
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2017-07-06
Page : 168
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 9780786450756
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This book is a compilation of selected stories, essays, and reminiscences that Dorothy West wrote for the Vineyard Gazette from the 1960s to the early 1990s. In these entries, West retraces life on the island as she experienced it from 1908, when she was an infant, to 1993 when she wrote her final column. Born in 1907 in Boston, Dorothy West went on to develop into a prize-winning author by the time she was in her teens. The 1926 award she received in New York, and the lure of the city itself, inspired West to leave Boston and join what was then a fledgling literary movement that would evolve into the Harlem Renaissance. She circulated among what in essence was the black literary "royalty" of her times, of which she was a signal member. By the mid-1940s West had returned to Massachusetts, to Martha's Vineyard. She began to write a column for the local paper about the comings and goings of island residents and visitors. It was her column in the Gazette that drew the attention of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who, on one of her island visits, met the author and expressed her admiration. Onassis, at the time, just happened to be an editor at Doubleday. When Onassis learned of a decades-old manuscript that had been laid aside, she urged West to pick up the work again. West later dedicated this book "To the memory of my editor, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Though there was never such a mismatched pair in appearance, we were perfect partners." The authors selected from the Gazette columns that West wrote over the three decades, those on people, events, and nature seemed to have the greatest historic, artistic, or philosophical import.


Author : Amy Wang
Publisher : Fodors Travel Publications
Release : 2008-04
Page : 184
Category : Travel
ISBN 13 : 1400019052
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Authoritative, up-to-date travel information in a handy, compact format features tips on dining and lodging to suit any budget, facts on local transportation and holidays, detailed maps, sightseeing tips, and advice on shopping, nightlife, side trips, and outdoor activities.


Author : Megan Weeks Adams
Anne Rosen
Publisher :
Release : 2007
Page : 18
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781602190115
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Easy-to-read text introduces the sights of Matha's Vineyard, through a full day of sightseeing.


Author : Thomas Dresser
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2015-05-04
Page : 176
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1625849044
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Martha's Vineyard is cherished by many as a summer paradise, but few know of its rich past. Descendants of the first Native American inhabitants still reside on the Vineyard. Once a critical whaling hub, the island's success drew in newcomers from around the world. Following the Civil War, land developers set their sights on attracting tourists to the island's scenic beaches, and soon thereafter, a visit from President Grant established Martha's Vineyard as a vacation haven. From a movement to secede from Massachusetts to the making of the summer blockbuster Jaws, author Thomas Dresser weaves together the threads of the Vineyard's fascinating history. Discover how this remarkable island adapted to the times and came to be one of the most sought-out vacation destinations on the East Coast.


Author : Susan Klein
Publisher : Alan Brigish
Release : 2010
Page : 136
Category : Martha's Vineyard (Mass.)
ISBN 13 : 9780615366999
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Author : Bonnie Stacy, Martha's Vineyard Museum
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2014
Page : 144
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1467121665
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"Bonnie Stacy, chief curator of the Martha's Vineyard Museum, has selected images from the museum's extensive photograph collections to illustrate the history of the island." -- cover, page [4].


Author : Tom Dresser
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2020-09-21
Page : 128
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1467146463
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Martha's Vineyard has always been known as a charming seaside destination. But on this island, a cautious tour reveals darker tales that lie beneath its familiar exterior. Walk by the House of Correction, where Old Joe patrols the cells in the afterlife. Savor spirits at the Kelley House, where the ghost of the widow of a whaleman rolls Christmas ornaments across the floor and appears by the fireplace. Meander into the Victorian Inn, now The Christopher, where a honeymooning couple was spooked by towels flung on the floor and a rug that wiggled from beneath their four-poster. Local author and historian Thomas Dresser explores haunted happenings from all six island towns, as well as tales of pirates, murder and the afterlife.


Author : Philip R. Craig
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-07-26
Page : 288
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1501153595
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Life on the Vineyard is good. Maybe too good. The bluefish are running early, and there’s plenty of quality fishing time to be spent with ex-cop J.W. Jackson’s new baby son Joshua. But an idyllic summer hits a snag when a movie scout from Hollywood invades the beaches. Worse, a longtime nemesis turns up murdered just one day after he and J.W. come to blows, and Jackson is considered by nearly everyone to be the most likely suspect. If he hopes to spend the remainder of the season—as well as many others to come—enjoying simple family pleasures and fine, fresh seafood, J.W. will have to cast his line out and hook the real killer.


Author : Thomas Dresser
Jerold Muskin
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2014-09-30
Page : 192
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 1625851561
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Martha's Vineyard has a rich musical legacy that stretches back to the earliest drumbeats of the Wampanoags and the whaling chanteys of the nineteenth century. Returning Civil War veterans formed the island's oldest continuous music ensemble, the Vineyard Haven Band. Vineyarders embrace all things musical, from choral and string ensembles to singers and songwriters. Discover this melodious history from the early twentieth-century dance bands at the Tivoli ballroom, through the war years, the piano bars and the nascent folk music scene at the Mooncusser Cafe, where Carly Simon and James Taylor played their first licks. Authors Thomas Dresser and Jerry Muskin explore the homegrown music scene and the summer stars who keep islanders and visitors moving to the beat.


Author : Alexandra Gilbert
Mark Heard
Publisher : Les Guides de voyage Ulysse
Release : 2001
Page : 200
Category : Travel
ISBN 13 : 9782894644621
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Covering Cape Cod's famous beaches, Martha's Vineyard's peaceful country roads & Nantucket's secret hideaways, this Ulysses guide is a perfect companion for a trip to this region.


Author : Thomas Dresser
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2018-05-28
Page : 176
Category : Photography
ISBN 13 : 1439664323
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Martha's Vineyard became an integral part of the whaling industry at the beginning of the eighteenth century and inspired a lasting romantic enthusiasm for life on the open ocean. From shorewhaling to daring voyages into the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans, the insular whaling community offered a tempting path for many young Vineyarders to rise from cabin boy to captain. Local businesses were enticed by the potential profit from whaling voyages, and many reaped generous rewards from successful whale oil harvests. Through memoirs, music and memorabilia, author Thomas Dresser recounts this dramatic history of the bygone era of whaling on Martha's Vineyard.


Author : Thomas Dresser; Foreword by Nancy Gardella, Director of the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2020-06-22
Page : 144
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1467143375
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Now known as a resort community and vacation destination, Martha's Vineyard was once a simple fishing and whaling community. From the popularity of the Methodist Campground, founded in 1835, the Vineyard soon blossomed into a summer vacation mecca, welcoming visitors to its quaint villages and scenic seashores. As whaling lost its economic dominance, tourism became the catalyst for a revived prosperity on the Vineyard. President Grant's visit to the Vineyard in 1874 drew national attention and marked the beginning of several presidential visits to the island. By 1900, Oak Bluffs had developed an amusement park atmosphere with the iconic Flying Horses, toboggan slide and grand seaside hotels. Join local historian Tom Dresser as he reveals the island's transformation into a premier tourist destination.