Books Featuring Islands on The Point with Mindy Todd

This morning on the monthly book show we discussed books that featured islands. If you missed the show, you can always listen online. Mindy and Jill were joined this morning by Stefanie Corbin, owner of Footprints Cafe LLC Bookstore located in Buzzards Bay. What is your favorite book that is set on an island?

Stefanie’s Picks

Summer On the Bluffs by Sunny Hostin with Veronica Chambers
Whaling Captains of Color: America’s first meritocracy by Skip Finley
The Wampanoag Tribe of Martha’s Vineyard: colonization to recognition by Thomas Dresser
Island Queen by Vanessa Riley

Jill’s Picks

The Little Island by Margaret Wise Brown and Leonard Weisgard. Here is a link to Weisgard’s Caldecott Acceptance Speech.
Island Boy by Barbara Cooney 
Treasure Island!!! by Sara Levine
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands: a guide to the city’s hidden shores by Christopher Klein
African-Americans on Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket: a history of people, places and events by Robert & Karen Hayden
Island Zombie Iceland Writings by Roni Horn
Archipelago: An Atlas of Imagined Islands edited by Huw Lewis-Jones
Atlas of Remote Islands: fifty islands I have never set foot on and never will by Judith Schalansky
The Un-Discovered Islands: an archipelago of myths and mysteries, phantoms and fakes by Malachy Tallack, illustrated by Katie Scott
My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

Listener Picks

Small Island by Andrea Levy
Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge
Mysteries featuring Detective William Gibson by Kathy Garthwaite
Away Off Shore by Nathaniel Philbrick
Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce
Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey

One comment on “Books Featuring Islands on The Point with Mindy Todd


  1. Jessica O'Connor says:

    Another great book to read is about Martha’s Vineyard in the off season called “Tangled Vines, Island Crimes” by local author Isabella Stewart.

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