Local History Book Group with WillWednesday March 4, 2020
7:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Library Director Will Adamczyk will hold his "Local History Book Group" this evening. The book to be read in advance is American Bloomsbury: Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau: Their Lives, Their Loves, Their Work (Simon and Schuster, c2006) by Susan Cheever. People assume that the men and women behind the masterpieces of 19th-century American literature were dull and staid, but in Susan Cheever's book, new life is brought to these well-known literary types. The author's dynamic work reminds us that these famous authors, who wrote such tales as The Scarlet Letter, Little Women, and Moby Dick, had lives which were sometimes scandalous and colorful, and they were often considered bohemian and avant-garde. These writers were concentrated in Concord, Massachusetts, which Henry James called "the biggest little piece of America." The members of this important group often became connected in romantic and intellectual ways which created some fascinating stories found in this title which we encourage all to read. Please come and discuss it then with Will at this enjoyable event! This program is kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and is free and open to the public. No signup is required so just drop by for a fun hour discussing an excellent book.
Location: Conference Room
to go to the Milton Public Library