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Wed, Aug 03


Below the Brine Bookshop

Meet & Greet with Author Rob Kagan

Set on the tiny resort island of Chappaquiddick, Kagan's memoir Noah's Rejects: A Cautionary Tale About Life on an Island Paradise, offers an insider's look at life on an island, off of an island, off the coast of America.

Meet & Greet with Author Rob Kagan
Meet & Greet with Author Rob Kagan

Time & Location

Aug 03, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Below the Brine Bookshop, 554 MA-28, Harwich Port, MA 02646, USA

About the event

About Noah's Rejects:

On the tiny resort island of Chappaquiddick, things are not always as they appear. It looks like paradise, it feels like paradise…it should be paradise. But for Rob Kagan, a summer-home caretaker, it’s a struggle to live amongst so much beauty while surviving so much dysfunction.

With intimate knowledge of this vacation hotspot’s inner workings, Rob shows the reader a year in the life on Chappy. He weaves together a multitude of stories, from the heartbreaking to the hilarious, that reveal how the seasons on this tiny spit of sand off the coast of Massachusetts can tear at a person’s soul. With his family and business at the center of this saga, Rob attempts to showcase the island life that most people never get to see.  A story of class struggle, hardships, and parenthood that serve as a microcosm for the greater society…off-island.

“Spot on… You can’t make this stuff up.” —Anonymous, Chappy Resident

“This is definitely a must read for anyone wo is thinking about moving to Martha’s Vineyard full-time.” —Richard Crimson, The Rough Draft

“We think we know how others live. But time and time again memoirs like Kitchen Confidential, Maid and now Noah’s Rejects ope our eyes to see the truth.” —Jonathan Tuttle, Crab Apple Cove News

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