If you haven’t it’s not because of a lack of authors who live on the Vineyard year round or call it their summer home. Maybe it’s something in the drinking water or the inspirational atmosphere that surrounds the Vineyard but whatever it is there’s definitely creative forces there.
Perhaps one of the most well known authors who lives and writes there is David McCullough, among his mega hits are ”John Adams” “1776″ and “Truman”. William Styron author of “Sophie’s Choice” and “Confessions of Nat Turner” made his summer home on MV. As did his life long friend the late columnist and humorist Art Buchwald.
The late mystery writer Philip Craig wrote many novels about Martha’s Vineyard. Cookbook and decorating author Susan Branch also lived there, she now splits her time between the Vineyard and CA. Cynthia Riggs is another well known Vineyard author.
You’ll enjoy browsing for these and many other books in any of the Island bookstores.
Riley’s Read in Vineyard Haven is a great book store for kids.
Edgartown Books which is pictured above is staffed by friendly and informative book lovers. I love sitting in a rocking chair on their porch and browsing through my purchases.
Bunch of Grapes in Vineyard Haven is the biggest of the book stores and is also staffed by friendly and well informed book lovers. Their special ‘Vineyard table’ is chock full MV books and calendars.
The Vineyard is a perfect place to pull out a good book and lose yourself between its covers.