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The Vineyard

A Beautiful Island in New England.
A Time of Healing for Three Women.
A Moment of Destiny for One Man.

From Michael Hurley, winner of the Somerset Prize, comes a tale of old money, young passion, and ancient mystery. Ten years after their college days together, three wounded and very different women reunite for a summer on  Martha’s Vineyard. As they come to grips with the challenges in their lives, their encounter with a reclusive poacher known only as “the fisherman” threatens to change everything they believe about their world—and each other.


 “Hurley’s eloquent, hypnotic style will have readers following, unquestioningly, to the very end.”

—ForeWord Reviews

“Hurley writes beautifully.”

—Kirkus Reviews

“Well-crafted prose.”

—Publishers Weekly 



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COMING NOV. 25, 2014



10 08, 2014

The Coming Thermal Inversion in Publishing

  • August 10th, 2014

What will fundamentally change the publishing industry is not the rise of self-publishing or e-books but the rise of the non-reader.

One of my many useless theories about the future of mankind is that the publishing industry as we know it today won’t exist thirty years from now. Never mind for the moment that absolutely everyone, these days, is saying the same thing.  My theory is different.
First of all, I don’t keep quarter with those who believe Big Publishing will go the way of the buggy whip and the telephone booth.  On the contrary, companies like Penguin/Random House, Hachette, Harper Collins, and Simon & Schuster are robustly profitable today, and the rise of e-books has only added to their largesse.  Profits are mostly up and will likely head higher in the near term. But there is a demographic flaw in their business model, and as with all demography, over time it will increasingly declare itself.  When (or more accurately, as) that happens, big […]


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