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July 08, 2017
If this were a SNL parody of the privileged classes it would funny, sadly it's not. In fact I felt like Gatsby or at least F. Scott Fitzgerald could pop in from East Egg any minute.
As a sociological study it might be interesting- it goes a long way toward explaining the rise of Donald Trump...
July 15, 2017
I wanted to like this book more than I did. George Howe Colt's "The Big House" and Henry Beston's "The Outermost House" have probably set impossible standards in memoirs about seaside houses; in comparison, "To the New Owners" comes off as oddly dry and mostly fluff. I'm not sure why. Certainly t...
July 13, 2017
I spent the summer after college in 1967 living with 2 friends in Oak Bluffs and working as a waitress. It's hard to read this book and learn what the island has become. I was disappointed in the book. Instead of history and geography it is filled with boldface names and nostalgia.
August 01, 2017
Saying goodbye to the greatest of memories at Tisbury Great Pond (West Tisbury, Martha’s Vineyard, 1970s to 2014): Whatever you think of today’s “summering” Martha’s Vineyard – when the population on the island swells from 16,000 to over 100,000 – whether you’ve been one of those visitors or awar...
July 17, 2017
I don't think you need to dig too deeply to understand we are defined by geography. Here where I live in coastal Massachusetts, the Atlantic Ocean is filled with bounty...sometimes; the narrow, winding paths carved inland by the Pilgrims are challenging to today's drivers and commuters finding th...
July 25, 2017
Madeleine's in-laws bought a run down cottage for $80,000 in the 1970's on Martha's Vineyard. In 2014 the cottage was sold after her aging father-in-law passed away. This is a compilation of summer memories spent with family and friends on Martha's Vineyard. The original cottage they bought was s...
July 31, 2017
If you are lucky enough to be second or third generation owner of a family cottage, this story resonates in the simple joy of sharing time in a meaningful place that is filled with generational stories of love and purpose. I thought we were the only ones to write in a cottage log, leave to-do lis...
August 12, 2017
Enjoyable read, fun references to the literati on the island. Unpretentious view of what it is like to summer on MV season upon season.
August 01, 2017
As breezy as a summer visit to the Vineyard. I enjoyed it as much as morning coffee on the porch at Chilmark General Store and a day at Lucy Vincent beach.
July 26, 2017
A sweet meandering book that is the perfect read, summer or winter. A lovely memoir about a very special place.