Literary Travels and Lobster Rolls — A Weekend on Martha’s Vineyard

By Caitlin O'Hara
Is it ever thus, at the end of things? Does any woman ever count the grains of her harvest and say: Good enough? Or does one always think of what more one might have laid in, had the labor been harder, the ambition more vast, the choices more sage?

–from Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
Martha’s Vineyard is a literary traveler’s summer paradise.  Although the average American might immediately think of shark bites— Jaws (1976) was filmed on the island-- the Vineyard has been a haven for artists, writers, and intellectuals for years. Judy Bloom, Geraldine Brooks, and ...

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