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The Lost Letters from Martha's Vineyard

Author : Michael Callahan
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 298 pages
File Size : 38,32 MB
Release : 2024-05-21
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0063282623

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“I was completely captivated by Michael Callahan’s The Lost Letters from Martha’s Vineyard. It’s a history mystery you won’t be able to put down, with strong female characters and plenty of secrets. Plus, it takes you behind the scenes in vintage Hollywood and Martha’s Vineyard. A perfect beach read!”—Lisa Scottoline, #1 bestselling author of Loyalty and The Truth About the Devlins A tantalizing novel of two women bound by blood but divided by a long-buried secret, and the island that holds the key to the fateful summer that changed everything forever. In 1959, Hollywood ingenue Mercy Welles seems to have the world at her feet. Far removed from her Nebraska roots, she has crafted herself into a glamorous Oscar-nominated actress engaged to an up-and-coming director… Until she shockingly vanishes without a trace, just as her career is taking off. Almost sixty years later, Kit O’Neill, a junior television producer in Manhattan, is packing up her recently deceased grandmother’s attic, only to discover a long-lost box of souvenirs that reveal that the grandmother who raised her and her sister was, in fact, the mysterious Mercy Welles. Putting her investigative skills to use, Kit is determined to solve the riddle of her grandmother’s missing life, and the trail eventually leads to Martha’s Vineyard. Mercy retreats to the island nursing a broken heart, only to be drawn to the roguish Ren Sewards, who is not just the simple oysterman he appears to be but a scion of one of the island’s wealthy founding families. With her attraction to Ren quickly growing, Mercy soon finds herself entangled in the intrigues of the tightly knit community and the secrets of the Sewards. Alternating between Mercy and Kit’s timelines, including excerpts from letters Mercy wrote the summer she disappeared, The Lost Letters from Martha’s Vineyard unfurls into a heart-stopping story of love, betrayal, and even murder.

The History of Martha's Vineyard

Author : Arthur Railton
Publisher : Commonwealth Editions
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 24,49 MB
Release : 2012-07
Category : History
ISBN : 9781933212715

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Published in association with the Martha's Vineyard Historical Society, this comprehensive illustrated history of the island was written by its foremost authority.

Martha's Vineyard, an Elegy

Author : Everett S. Allen
Publisher :
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 15,37 MB
Release : 2005
Category : Martha's Vineyard (Mass.)
ISBN : 9781933212173

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A wry memoir of life on the Vineyard from the author's childhood there in the 1920s until the early 1980s.

Walking to Martha's Vineyard

Author : Franz Wright
Publisher : Knopf
Page : 96 pages
File Size : 13,24 MB
Release : 2009-03-12
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 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.

Touch-Me-Not

Author : Cynthia Riggs
Publisher : Minotaur Books
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 31,29 MB
Release : 2010-08-17
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780312648718

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Victoria Trumbull, the ninety-two-year-old poet/sleuth, is back in another entertaining mystery, set in beautiful Martha's Vineyard. A mathematical knitters group is working on a coral reef quilt for a competition to draw attention to global warming. When a telephone stalker begins preying on their members, they become terrified and distracted and turn to Victoria Trumbull for help. Victoria and Police Chief Casey O'Neill attempt to track down the man the women suspect of stalking, but he seems to have disappeared. To complicate matters, someone gets killed. Victoria must solve the murder and also deal with issues on the home front when her daughter, Amelia, arrives from California, determined to help her mother and concerned that Victoria may be too great a burden on Elizabeth, Amelia's daughter. Cynthia Riggs has once again created a suspenseful mystery with a cast of eccentric and memorable Island characters, bringing the rich setting of Martha's Vineyard to life.

Letters from Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard

Author : J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur
Publisher : Thomas Allen Publishers
Page : 96 pages
File Size : 49,37 MB
Release : 1987-04-01
Category : History
ISBN : 9780918222831

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An eighteenth-century American farmer describes the islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, the whaling industry, and local education, manners, and customs

Hidden History of Martha's Vineyard

Author : Thomas Dresser
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 144 pages
File Size : 24,24 MB
Release : 2017-04-17
Category : History
ISBN : 143966028X

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Celebrated local historian Thomas Dresser unearths the little-known stories that laid the foundations for the community of Martha's Vineyard. 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 rum running 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.

Love Finds You in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

Author : Melody Carlson
Publisher : Ellie Claire
Page : 329 pages
File Size : 26,78 MB
Release : 2011
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781609361105

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Waverly Brennan is looking for a new start, and so she agrees to come help her mother set up a gallery in Martha's Vineyard, but when that falls apart, Blake Ericson and his young daughter provide another reason for staying.

Midnight Farm

Author : Carly Simon
Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 45,30 MB
Release : 1997
Category : Animals
ISBN : 9780689812378

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Two brothers join a fantastical nighttime musical celebration by the plants and animals on their farm on Martha's Vineyard.

Bloodroot

Author : Cynthia Riggs
Publisher : Macmillan
Page : 305 pages
File Size : 27,66 MB
Release : 2016-05-03
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1250058686

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It's just another day at the dentist's office for Victoria Trumbull when fellow patient, wealthy Mrs. Wilmington, dies. It's an unfortunate, though seemingly not murderous incident, but the receptionist is hysterical, so one of the dental assistants offers to drive her home. But after making a quick pit stop, he finds her body floating in the harbor. With the police shorthanded due to an upcoming presidential visit, it's up to Victoria to take on the case. As she wrestles with her ex-son-in-law, a $3 million will, and a deadly dental clinic, Mrs. Trumbull discovers that nothing in the case is quite what it seems. Bloodroot is the latest in Cynthia Riggs' longstanding Martha's Vineyard mystery series, filled with delightful characters and charming descriptions of the beautiful island.