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Nantucketers love to read! Here's what they're reading and why.  Nantucket BookWorks and Mitchell's Book Store contribute suggestions.

You are in for a treat!  Eric Jay Dolin, author of Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse, will be appearing at the Whaling Museum in Nantucket on Wednesday, June 29, at 6:00 P.M..  Tickets are $10.00 per person and available at NHA.org.

No stranger to Nantucket, Eric Jay Dolin has spoken here in the past.  His book Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America inspired Ric Burns to include him...
Watercolor of Nantucket's Oldest House showing other houses nearby

A Conversation with Author Frances Ruley Karttunen

There’s a new book about Nantucket on the horizon, with a great view from Sunset Hill. It’s called Nantucket’s North Shore: a neighborhood history, by Frances...

Local Libraries Change Lives and Need Your Support

Now that summer and festival season is upon us, there is always plenty to do on Nantucket. Less than two weeks ago, the Nantucket Film Festival took over the...
Ann Leary

An open and lively life

Log on to author Ann Leary’s blog or Facebook author page and you’ll discover her life is as open and lively as the books she writes. And, if you are lucky...
Nat Philbrick

On any given day in February or March, Nantucketer Nathaniel Philbrick sits like a regular Joe on a swivel stool at the Nantucket Pharmacy and orders a...

A Review

Once in a while a book comes along that totally blows me away. The Giver is just that book. I have passed this book sitting on the shelves for years knowing it...
Nantucket Book Festival

Though its history is short, the festival has become known for its free events featuring nationally-known authors. In the second year of The Nantucket Book...
A Week In Winter book jacket

by Maeve Binchy, review by Dani Henke

I was surprised to get a piece of mail at the bookstore that was addressed to me.  Random House didn't have any reason to single me out, or so I thought.  But...
Drinking with Men and Rosie Schaap

Review by Wendy Hudson

Right out of the gate, here’s my disclaimer: This reader is biased. The three reasons I poured right in to NYT Times columnist, NPR contributor, and Brooklyn...
The Painted Girls book cover

a book review by Dani Henke

"No social being is less protected than the Young Parisian girl - by laws, regulations, and social customs." -Le Figaro, 1880.  So begins Cathy Marie Buchanan'...
Assorted Fire Events

Book review by Dick Burns

David Means, who will participate in the Nantucket Book Festival in June, is an American short story writer who has published four collections and whose work...
The Good House

quick review by Cristina Macchiavelle

Review of The Good House by Ann Leary,  a very very enjoyable book.  (By the way, author Ann Leary, the wife of actor Dennis Leary, will be joining us at The...

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