Martha s Vineyard

Martha s Vineyard
Author: Susan Branch
Release: 2016-05
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0996044027
Language: en
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"In the winter of 1982, long before she became the watercolor artist and author we know today, Susan Branch, 34-years-old and heartbroken from the sudden and unexpected end of her marriage in California, "ran away from home" to the Island of Martha's Vineyard hoping to gain perspective. It was meant to be temporary, a three-month time-out from the daily grind of being broken up and miserable, but within days of her arrival, alone and not quite in her right mind, Susan "accidentally" bought a tiny one-bedroom cottage in the woods - which is how she discovered she was moving 3,000 miles away from everyone and everything she had known and loved. Funny, observant, touching, and addictive (you are not going to want this book to end), based on the diaries she has kept all her life, Susan Branch relates her inspirational tale of lost love and self discovery, her search for roots, purpose, and destiny with laugh-out-loud honesty. A road map for overcoming loss, following your heart, and making dreams come true, charmingly hand-lettered and watercolored in Susan's inimitable style, there are diary excerpts, recipes, and hundreds of photographs."--Provided by Amazon.com.

Rise of Tourism on Martha s Vineyard The

Rise of Tourism on Martha s Vineyard  The
Author: Thomas Dresser; Foreword by Nancy Gardella, Director of the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce
Release: 2020-06-22
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781467143370
Language: en
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Now known as a resort community and vacation destination, Martha's Vineyard was once a simple fishing and whaling community. From the popularity of the Methodist Campground, founded in 1835, the Vineyard soon blossomed into a summer vacation mecca, welcoming visitors to its quaint villages and scenic seashores. As whaling lost its economic dominance, tourism became the catalyst for a revived prosperity on the Vineyard. President Grant's visit to the Vineyard in 1874 drew national attention and marked the beginning of several presidential visits to the island. By 1900, Oak Bluffs had developed an amusement park atmosphere with the iconic Flying Horses, toboggan slide and grand seaside hotels. Join local historian Tom Dresser as he reveals the island's transformation into a premier tourist destination.

Travel History of Martha s Vineyard A From Canoes and Horses to Steamships and Trolleys

Travel History of Martha   s Vineyard  A   From Canoes and Horses to Steamships and Trolleys
Author: Thomas Dresser, Foreword by Herbert Foster
Release: 2019
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781467140003
Language: en
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The story of Vineyard transportation and the story of evolution and innovation. Getting to Martha's Vineyard has never been easy. Native Americans built canoes for the journey, and early settlers crossed Vineyard Sound in small sailing packets. Steamships dramatically changed island life. On the island, the horse-drawn trolley evolved into the electric trolley. Tourists and residents crowded railroads until they were replaced by the automobile. The story of Vineyard transportation is the story of an evolution of man and machine, of opportunity and necessity, of dependence and cooperative efforts. Join local historian Tom Dresser as he traces the changes in island living brought about by these transportation innovations.

The Fairy Tale Girl

The Fairy Tale Girl
Author: Susan Branch
Release: 2015-10-30
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0996044019
Language: en
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Based on the diaries Susan has kept since she was in her 20s, The Fairy Tale Girl is book one of a two part series. Together the books are an illustrated memoir, charmingly designed in Susan's style with her whimsical watercolors and personal photographs. It's an enchanting story of love and loss, mystery and magic that begins in a geranium-colored house in California, and ends up, like any good fairy tale, on the right side of the rabbit hole, in a small cottage in the woods on the New England Island of Martha's Vineyard. The Fairy Tale Girl humorously explores Susan's journey as an artist and as a girl/woman, from the 1950s through the 1980s. In the first book of the series we get a revealing view of Susan's early life as the oldest of eight children and the marriage she imagined would be forever; it's filled with inspiration, romance and discovery, and a leap into the unknown.

How To Keep a Secret

How To Keep a Secret
Author: Sarah Morgan
Release: 2018-07-10
Editor: HQN Books
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781488095375
Language: en
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“Fans of Karen White and Susan Wiggs will savor Morgan’s pairing of a second-chance romance with an intense family drama.”—Booklist, Starred Review “Emotional, riveting and uplifting. If you’ve got a sister, you’ve got to read this book!”—Susan Mallery, #1 New York Times bestselling author “Jane Green meets Sophie Kinsella. Heartwarming, emotional, funny and real - I adored this book!”—New York Times bestselling author, Jill Shalvis When three generations of women are brought together by crisis, they learn over the course of one hot summer the power of family to support, nourish and surprise Lauren has the perfect life…if she ignores the fact it’s a fragile house of cards, and that her daughter Mack has just had a teenage personality transplant. Jenna is desperate to start a family with her husband, but it’s… Just. Not. Happening. Her heart is breaking, but she’s determined to keep her trademark smile on her face. Nancy knows she hasn’t been the best mother, but how can she ever tell Lauren and Jenna the reason why? Then life changes in an instant, and Lauren, Mack, Jenna and Nancy are thrown together for a summer on Martha’s Vineyard. Somehow, these very different women must relearn how to be a family. And while unraveling their secrets might be their biggest challenge, the rewards could be infinite. Heartwarming and fresh, Sarah Morgan’s brilliant new novel is a witty and deeply uplifting look at the power of a family of women. Don't miss Beach House Summer, the ultimate beach read by USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan! One woman forges the most unlikely friendship of all, and embarks on a summer of confronting her past in order to build the future she wants.

The Martha s Vineyard Table

The Martha s Vineyard Table
Author: Jessica B. Harris
Release: 2007-04-05
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 203
ISBN: 0811849996
Language: en
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Celebrating the rich culinary history of New England, a collection of eighty taste-tempting recipes represents the best in Martha's Vineyard cuisine, including Codfish Fritters, Stuffed Quahogs, Corn Pudding, and Cranberry Apple Crisp, in a regional cookbook that also captures the island's charming environs, culture, markets, and more. 10,000 first printing.

A Fine Romance

A Fine Romance
Author: Susan Branch
Release: 2017-06-30
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0996044043
Language: en
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A Fine Romance - Falling in Love with the English Countryside is travel writing at its best by New York Times best-selling author Susan Branch. This charming book is part love story, part travel guide - a hand-written and watercolored diary/journal of Branch's six-day transatlantic crossing on board the Queen Mary 2 and two-month ramble over the backroads of rural England. There are over three hundred photos, countless watercolor illustrations, wonderful quotes, recipes, a book list, a movie list, hand-drawn maps and much more. Travel with Susan as she makes her way around hedgerows and through wildflower meadows to visit the homes and gardens of her literary and artistic heroes, including Beatrix Potter and Jane Austen. It's a travel guide that will help you plan a trip of your own, lovely for the armchair traveler because Susan really does take you there, and perfect for all Downton Abbey anglophiles. When you are finished, go to Susan's website where there is an interactive Appendix to the book .... you can experience driving across the Dales with Susan's own videos and find links to everything she writes about, the cottages and gardens you will want to see yourself. A Fine Romance is book three of Susan Branch's autobiographical trilogy. First in order is The Fairy Tale Girl, followed by Martha's Vineyard - Isle of Dreams, and finally A Fine Romance - Falling in Love with the English Countryside. All three are hand-lettered, watercolored, filled with photos, recipes and quotes and, as Susan says, "as much magic as I could possibly stuff between the covers." Bon Voyage!

Martha s Vineyard and Nantucket Fodor s

Martha s Vineyard and Nantucket   Fodor s
Author: Amy Wang
Release: 2008-04
Editor: Fodors Travel Publications
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781400019052
Language: en
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Authoritative, up-to-date travel information in a handy, compact format features tips on dining and lodging to suit any budget, facts on local transportation and holidays, detailed maps, sightseeing tips, and advice on shopping, nightlife, side trips, and outdoor activities.

A Vineyard Christmas

A Vineyard Christmas
Author: Jean Stone
Release: 2018-09-25
Editor: Kensington Books
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781496716637
Language: en
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A woman's first Christmas on Martha's Vineyard comes with a mysterious surprise gift in a heartfelt novel that “brims with holiday cheer” (Library Journal). In her cozy rented cottage on Chappaquiddick, novelist Annie Sutton is finally following her dream of living on Martha's Vineyard. As she settles in for her first Vineyard winter, a fierce nor'easter brings high winds and deep snow. But the blizzard also brings something unexpected to Annie's front porch: a baby girl in a basket. The note reads: “I named her Bella, after my grandmother. Please help her, because I can't.” Annie has always been grateful for her adoptive parents who raised her as their own. Yet she now hopes to spare little Bella the feelings of abandonment that still haunt her. Rather than take the baby to the police, Annie tries to find the birth mother, giving her a chance to change her mind. But it's not easy keeping a secret in a close-knit island community, especially amid the bustle of Christmas. Before the holiday ends, there will be revelations, rekindled hope, and proof that families—the ones we are born into and the ones we claim for ourselves—are the gifts that truly matter.

The Rise of Tourism on Martha s Vineyard

The Rise of Tourism on Martha s Vineyard
Author: Thomas Dresser
Release: 2013-04-09
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9781439670309
Language: en
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Now known as a resort community and vacation destination, Martha's Vineyard was once a simple fishing and whaling community. From the popularity of the Methodist Campground, founded in 1835, the Vineyard soon blossomed into a summer vacation mecca, welcoming visitors to its quaint villages and scenic seashores. As whaling lost its economic dominance, tourism became the catalyst for a revived prosperity on the Vineyard. President Grant's visit to the Vineyard in 1874 drew national attention and marked the beginning of several presidential visits to the island. By 1900, Oak Bluffs had developed an amusement park atmosphere with the iconic Flying Horses, toboggan slide and grand seaside hotels. Join local historian Tom Dresser as he reveals the island's transformation into a premier tourist destination.

Martha s Vineyard Basketball

Martha s Vineyard Basketball
Author: Bijan C. Bayne
Release: 2015-03-19
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781442238978
Language: en
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Martha’s Vineyard Basketball: How a Resort League Defied Notions of Race and Class follows the rich history of basketball on the Island and tells the stories of the players and coaches themselves.

A Trip Around Cape Cod

A Trip Around Cape Cod
Author: Ezra G. Perry
Release: 1898
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 544
ISBN: HARVARD:32044013885728
Language: en
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Vineyard Seasons

Vineyard Seasons
Author: Susan Branch
Release: 1988
Editor: Little Brown
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0316106321
Language: en
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Enchanting watercolors complement a wealth of recipes and homespun wisdom emphasizing the use of fresh foods and and simple preparation to yield taste treats for all seasons

The Summer Book

The Summer Book
Author: Susan Branch
Release: 1995
Editor: Little Brown & Company
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0316106666
Language: en
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A hand-lettered, hand-painted book of everything related to summer has a hundred summer recipes--including Blueberry Bread Pudding and Barbecued Bourbon Chicken--and features picnics, parties, gardening advice, herbal cooking, home remedies, and anecdotes. 100,000 first printing. Tour.

Walking to Martha s Vineyard

Walking to Martha s Vineyard
Author: Franz Wright
Release: 2009-03-12
Editor: Knopf
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780307548894
Language: en
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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.

Ghosts of Martha s Vineyard

Ghosts of Martha s Vineyard
Author: Tom Dresser
Release: 2020-09-21
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781439671191
Language: en
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Martha's Vineyard has always been known as a charming seaside destination. But on this island, a cautious tour reveals darker tales that lie beneath its familiar exterior. Walk by the House of Correction, where Old Joe patrols the cells in the afterlife. Savor spirits at the Kelley House, where the ghost of the widow of a whaleman rolls Christmas ornaments across the floor and appears by the fireplace. Meander into the Victorian Inn, now The Christopher, where a honeymooning couple was spooked by towels flung on the floor and a rug that wiggled from beneath their four-poster. Local author and historian Thomas Dresser explores haunted happenings from all six island towns, as well as tales of pirates, murder and the afterlife.

A Trip Around Cape Cod

A Trip Around Cape Cod
Author: E. G. Perry
Release: 1898
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 513
ISBN: NYPL:33433081903779
Language: en
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The Bay State Monthly

The Bay State Monthly
Author: Anonim
Release: 1909
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B3058111
Language: en
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The New England Magazine

The New England Magazine
Author: Anonim
Release: 1909
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: PRNC:32101064988304
Language: en
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New England Magazine

New England Magazine
Author: Anonim
Release: 1909
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: HARVARD:32044097921696
Language: en
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