Staff Picks – Ellie and Stephanie

Kilt DeadEllie says, “I have started a new mystery, Kilt Dead by Kaitlin Dunnett. It is set in Maine but refers to many things Scottish and I think there is romance, too. I am listening to the audio CD of Prisoner of Azkaban –the 3rd Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling.

A historical biography that I highly recommend is The Peabody Sisters: Three Sisters Who Ignited American Romanticism by Megan Marshall. Ms. Marshall gave a reading of the prologue of her book earlier in the month. There was a connection to Watertown in that the Peabody sisters’ grandmother—Eliza Hunt Palmer lived in the Hunt Tavern that was on Galen St.”
austenland.jpgStephanie says, “I just started to read Austenland by Shannon Hale- the main character was unlucky in love probably due to her obsession with Mr. Darcy and the book Pride and Prejudice. Then she is given by her deceased aunt a trip to an estate where people pretend they are in the regency England of Austen’s day–ah will she find her own Mr.Darcy?!!

I agree with Ellie on The Peabody Sisters and must add it got me more fascinated than ever with the whole cluster of genius that existed in Concord, MA with Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry D. Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and the Alcott family ( the somewhat eccentric Bronson and his daughter Louisa May.) It led me to read the book American Bloomsbury and I just finished The Concord Quartet. Both deal with this amazing bunch of people.”

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