Cheever, Susan. American Bloomsbury.
6 word synopsis: Concord encouraged literary genius. Entangled lives.
Interesting material about Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, the Alcotts, Melville, friends, and associates. The writing, however, was disjointed and often without pronoun antecedents. Emerson was largely responsible for the fostering of literary geniuses in Concord and the book did give a great deal of information about their lives. It make me much more curious about these individuals whose home base was such a very small town, and I will be looking for some biographies from the extensive bibliography Cheever included.
Nonfiction. Biographical. 2006. 200 pages.