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Review: “Shipwreck of Hopes”

By Rita Plush “Shipwreck of Hopes”By Angela ReichHistorical FictionAmazon $17.99 Author, educator, and researcher Angela Reich combines her love of history and the sea to bring readers the imagined Hannah Oaks of Fire Island, and Margaret Fuller, prominent 19th century … Full Story

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Review: “The Mute’s Masquerade”

“The Mute’s Masquerade” By Anne Coltman Xlibris, Paperback $19.77 Alistair Collins is a gifted pianist and singer who returns from the Gulf War with his vocal chords destroyed by a land mine and his dreams of a singing career shattered. … Full Story

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Book Review: The Great South Bay

By Rita Plush “The Great South Bay” // By Jeanine O’Grady // Children’s Picture Book // South Shore Betty $28.95 In “The Great South Bay,” author/artist Jeanine O’Grady shares her affection for Long Island’s South Shore with young readers. Born … Full Story

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Book Review: “Miss Subways”

“Miss Subways” By David Duchovny Farrar, Straus and Giroux-Fiction $26.00 Editor’s note: Actor and writer David Duchovny is one Fire Island can call our own. As a teenage lifeguard in Ocean Beach, his nickname was “Cricket.” This is his third and … Full Story

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Book Review: Synagogues of Long Island

By Rita Plush “Synagogues of Long Island” By Ira Poliakoff (The History Press $21.99) Ira Poliakoff is no stranger to congregational life. Both his grandparents and parents were active temple members, and in the 1960s Poliakoff himself worked as a … Full Story

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Book Review: Pride

By Rita Plush “Pride” The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag By Rob Sanders, Illustrated by Steven Salerno (Random House Children’s Books $17.99) Editor’s Note: Harvey Milk and Gilbert Baker are legends Fire Island can count as among … Full Story