Martha s Vineyard
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Martha s Vineyard


  • Author : Susan Branch
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-05
  • Genre: Artists
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  • ISBN 10 : 0996044027


Martha s Vineyard Book Description :

"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 ...

A Fine Romance

A Fine Romance


  • Author : Susan Branch
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-06-30
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0996044043


A Fine Romance Book Description :

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...

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
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-06-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781467143370


Rise of Tourism on Martha s Vineyard The Book Description :

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...

To the New Owners
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To the New Owners


  • Author : Madeleine Blais
  • Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802189097


To the New Owners Book Description :

The Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist “gives a familial face to the mystique of Martha’s Vineyard” in a memoir with “gentle humor and . . . elegiac sweetness” (Kirkus Reviews). A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist In the 1970s, Madeleine Blais’s in-laws purchased a vacation house on Martha’s Vineyard. A little more than two miles down a dirt road, it had no electricity or modern plumbing, the roof leaked, and mice had invaded the walls. It was perfect. Sitting on Tisbury Great Pond—well-stocked with delicious oysters and crab—the house faced the ocean and the sky. Though improvements were made, the ethos remained the same: no heat, television, or telephone. Instead, there were countless hours at the beach, meals cooked an...

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
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781467140003


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

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 Summer Book

The Summer Book


  • Author : Susan Branch
  • Publisher : Little Brown & Company
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0316106666


The Summer Book Book Description :

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....

Heart of the Home

Heart of the Home


  • Author : Susan Branch
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0996044035


Heart of the Home Book Description :

Revised and expanded edition of Susan Branch's first illustrated cookbook published in 1986....

Martha s Vineyard

Martha s Vineyard


  • Author : Lisl Dennis
  • Publisher : Schiffer Pub Limited
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0764327526


Martha s Vineyard Book Description :

A rare glimpse into the outstanding private homes and gardens of Martha's Vineyard, this classic work is expanded with new pictures and commentary. Every kind of Vineyard home, from Edgartown mansions to Gay Head beach cottages, and every kind of garden, from perennial border to wildflower meadow is featured here. On the Vineyard, the natural world and the man-made exist side by side, as the Island's houses and gardens blend harmoniously into the landscape. It is that harmony, and the balance between old houses and new, that give the Vineyard much of its unique style. This world is captured in an illuminating text by long-time Vineyard resident Polly Burroughs and hundreds of stunning, full-color photographs by Lisl Dennis. Together they reveal the r...

A Very Small Farm

A Very Small Farm


  • Author : William Paul Winchester
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2006-03-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0806137789


A Very Small Farm Book Description :

In the tradition of Thoreau’s Walden, William Paul Winchester offers a chronicle of everyday life on Southwind, his farm of twenty acres. As a subsistence farmer, he builds his own house and barn, puts in a garden and an orchard, acquires a milk cow, and takes up beekeeping. In these pages, we hear his thoughts on such subjects as the weather, seasonal changes, machinery repair, the flora and fauna of the region, and vegetarian cooking. His philosophy, like his lifestyle, is simple, yet profoundly wise....

Vineyard Seasons

Vineyard Seasons


  • Author : Susan Branch
  • Publisher : Little Brown
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0316106321


Vineyard Seasons Book Description :

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...