Month: April 2014

 The Vineyard We Knew—A Recollection of Summers on Martha’s Vineyard

is Now Available!

 

                                                                                                                                                Martha’s Vineyard Isn’t Just for the Rich and Famous. . .

(Boston, MA)  When one thinks of Martha’s Vineyard, what often comes to mind are images of movie stars, politicians, and power-brokers—all living the leisurely life of ostentatious opulence.

However, long before Ted Kennedy drove his car off Dike Bridge on Chappaquiddick in 1969, and the tourist explosion of the 1980s, this once-remote Island was where a scant number of working-class families escaped the drudgery of everyday life.

The Vineyard We Knew will take you on a memorable trip back in time.  It’s a candid, yet engaging story about summers on Martha’s Vineyard during the turbulent 1960s as seen through the eyes of a young boy, his siblings, and cousins who navigate the challenges of a humble existence while under the aegis of their strict grandmother.

This book is for those who know and love the island of Martha’s Vineyard, as well as anyone with fond memories of their youthful summers.

 

Nikki Giovanni—acclaimed poet, author, and educator, praised The Vineyard We Knew as “A totally wonderful look at a community that has been much too silent about its contribution and possibilities.”

Author Thomas Dresser stated: “These passionate memoirs, written in a fluid style, capture the appeal of the Vineyard.”

 

Kevin Parham is an author and professional musician who spent every summer as a child on Martha’s Vineyard. As a result, he knows the island as well as can anyone not born and raised there.

Pre-publication copies of “The Vineyard We Knew” are available at: www.priapublishing.com

 

The Vineyard We Knew by Kevin Parham – First edition (5.25 X 8) 318 pages, 33 illustrations ISBN: 978-0-98494-850-5