Thursday, June 25, 2015

Reflections on Martha's Vineyard

Vineyard Stories has just published Reflections on Martha's Vineyard, a collection of my grandfather's newspaper columns, written during his semi-retirement. My aunt spearheaded the project, Tom Dunlop (who, as a young man, knew my grandfather) edited the book, and I provided the illustrations.

William A. Caldwell was already a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his work as editor of a New Jersey newspaper when he moved to the Martha's Vineyard, MA, in 1972. For the next 12 years, he wrote a column for the Vineyard Gazette called Reflections of That Man Friday. Reflections on Martha's Vineyard is a collection of those brilliant essays whether funny or critical, angry or compassionate, irrefutably logical but often philosophically surprising. The essays remain surprisingly relevant to today's Vineyard, an island eight miles off the coast of Massachusetts, written in a style that captures some of the best of writing about this small place.

Tom also wrote an introductory essay, with one of the published columns,for the Vineyard Gazette. You can read that, by clicking here.

The book can be purchased, online, from both the publisher, Vineyard Stories (click here) and from the Vineyard Gazette (by clicking here).

For those who prefer Amazon, click here.