The chroniclers of local history and culture since 1981, this year Spinner has not one but two recent releases for you to choose from, as well as a back catalogue that will satiate your appetite for all things South Coast. Read more

Prime Times

Book Picks - What the Waves Know

What the Waves Know is the debut novel of Tamara Valentine, a professor at Johnson & Wales and a Rhode Island native. Read more

Jul 24, 2016 8:45 PM Coastal Mags

Fortunately, some of the local history has been preserved in the pages of books (or frozen in electronic fonts in eBooks). As the trees change color and fall, grab some local books and flip through the pages. Read more

The Insider

Book Picks - Fall River and New Bedford's Finest

Cream of the Crop is a collection of more than 260 mini-biographies highlighting local people who have paved the way in business, military, religion, education, and sports.-- Prosperous whaling magnates like members of the Rotch, Morgan and Howland.. Read more

Sep 16, 2015 10:40 AM Coastal Mags

Book Picks - Johnnycakes and Cream

Back in print after twenty years (this time in a handsome hardcover edition), Jonnycakes and Cream features a collection of oral histories from residents of Little Compton, Rhode Island. Read more

Sep 8, 2015 9:04 AM Coastal Mags

Book Picks - Pirate Hunters:

A thrilling new adventure of danger and deep-sea diving, historic mystery, and suspense by the author of the New York Times bestseller Shadow Divers. Read more

Jul 21, 2015 8:54 PM Coastal Mags

Book PIcks - The English Spy

Master novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled readers with seventeen thoughtful and gripping spy novels featuring a diverse cast of compelling characters. Now he is back with a new book featuring the brilliant hero, Gabriel Allon – art restorer... Read more

Jul 20, 2015 8:36 PM Coastal Mags

The year was 1961. Harper Lee had just won the Pulitzer Prize for her promising debut novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, and the Westport Friends were embarking on what was to become their First Annual Book Fair. Read more

The question “What do I want to do with my life?” is more difficult to answer for today’s twenty-somethings than it was for their parents – not only do today’s jobs look different, but career paths are altogether less of a sure thing. Read more

Book Picks - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

In this sweet, uplifting homage to bookstores, Zevin perfectly captures the joy of connecting people and books. A.J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. The cantankerous owner of Island Books is despondent after losing his beloved.. Read more

May 12, 2015 8:39 PM Coastal Mags

Book Picks - Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

Wry, courtly, opinionated, and completely endearing, the Major leads a quiet life...However, an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village,... Read more

May 11, 2015 6:10 PM Coastal Mags

Book Pick - Flight Behavior

Flight Behavior By Barbara Kingsolver Published by Harper Perennial $16.99 paperback Read more

Apr 3, 2015 8:54 PM Coastal Mags

Book Picks - Wild Flavors

Wild Flavors: One Chef’s Transformative Year Cooking from Eva’s Farm By Didi Emmons Published by Chelsea Green Publishing $24.95 paperback Read more

Apr 3, 2015 10:07 AM Coastal Mags 1 Comments

Book Picks - Mud Season

The full subtitle for Mud Season is "How One Woman's Dream of Moving to Vermont, Raising Children, Chickens and Sheep, and Running the Old Country Store Pretty Much Led to One Calamity After Another" which rather wordily sums up this hilarious ... Read more

Mar 30, 2015 8:32 PM Coastal Mags

Book Picks - The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod

“The world today,” Beston writes “is sick to its thin blood for lack of elemental things.” Beston explores all the elements; the rhythms of the tides, the windblown dunes, the migration of seabirds, and the scatter of stars in the summer sky. Read more

Mar 30, 2015 8:31 PM Coastal Mags

Book Picks - Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China

Named a New York Times Notable Book, Empress Dowager Cixi tells the extraordinary story of one of the most powerful women in world history, a woman who single-handedly shaped the birth of modern China. reviewed by Laura LaTour of Partner's Read more

Mar 14, 2015 4:50 PM Coastal Mags

Book Pick - Madame Picasso by Anne Girard

In Madame Picasso, author Anne Girard takes on the story of the enigmatic Eval Goel, one of Picasso's first lovers, and one of the few women who survived his betrayals. Read more

Mar 13, 2015 10:52 AM Coastal Mags

Book Picks - My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

In My Beloved World, Sonia Sotomayor recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice. --review by Laura LaTour - Partner's Village Store Read more

Mar 9, 2015 2:56 PM Coastal Mags

Cold Weather Reading Warmth

Reporting from the Easy Chair by Laura LaTour from PARTNERS VILLAGE STORE Read more

Feb 9, 2015 9:41 AM Coastal Mags








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