June 29, 2005 Karen Grigsby Bates usually has a big stack of books to enjoy over the summer months. She shares four selections covering the gamut: from history to memoirs to children's books to cookbooks.
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June 29, 2005 This is a loving look at a summer spot that's been cherished by generations of East Coast families, written by a Vineyard veteran, says NPR book editor Karen Grigsby Bates.
May 17, 2005 Activist and author Jill Nelson writes about the African-American leisure class who vacation in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard. Nelson has spent her summers there for nearly 50 years. She discusses Oak Bluffs' history, her love affair with the area and the recipes she's collected for the residents. Her new book is Finding Martha's Vineyard: African Americans at Home on an Island.
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