American Bloomsbury: Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau: Their Lives, Their Work by Susan Cheever
Reviewed by Marjorie Kehe
Christian Science Monitor
"I don't know why Susan Cheever's publishers changed their minds and released her book a month early but I am grateful that they did. Because what dropped into my lap ? just at the height of the season of holiday excess ? was a trim (223 pages, with notes and bibliography) and pleasing volume that I had not been expecting. It was like having a Christmas present arrive early.
"Cheever explains in her preface that sheer serendipity led her to write American Bloomsbury. She was asked ? somewhat offhandedly ? to prepare a preface for a new edition of Little Women...." Read the entire Christian Science Monitor review.