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The annual Kids’ Snapper Derby goes all day long on Saturday, September 1.
A round-up of Shelter Island events and activities for the week of August 30, 2018.
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Author Jeanne McCulloch signing her book, ‘All Happy Families ’ for a fan.
On August 11, a large group gathered at Finley’s Fiction to congratulate Island resident and author Jeanne McCulloch on the publication of her memoir, “All Happy Families,” recently published by Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollins.
“A Boyhood in Wartime Britain,” by Michael H. Coles, Devonport Press.
Whether it’s something in the water, the opportunity for peace and quiet or the inspiration of our own local characters, Shelter Island has no shortage of gifted writers. This column will highlight current books by Island authors, beginning this week with a memoir, “All Happy Families,” by Jeanne McCulloch.
COURTESY PHOTO Isabel Vincent’s book ‘Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship.’
Journalist Isabel Vincent’s well-received 2016 memoir, “Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship,” is being made into a movie starring British actor David Suchet, best known for playing Hercule Poirot for more than two decades. Suchet will play Edward, the 93-year-old widower whom Isabel met shortly after Edward’s wife of 69 years had died.