In her mouthful of a new novel — American Bloomsbury: Louisa May Alcott*, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau: Their Lives, Their Loves, Their Work — SUSAN CHEEVER explores the scholarly atmosphere brewing in mid-19th-century Concord, back when Alcott, Emerson, et al. lived as neighbors, muses, platonic pals, and, of course, lovers. There’s triumph and tragedy to be gleaned from these authors as well as their books, and Cheever feeds the rumor mill at the Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass Ave, Cambridge | 6:30 pm | free | 800.542.READ.
*We'd just like to note that Little Women totally saved our life, but in a much more meaningful way than the Shins did for Zac Braff. Cannot friggin' believe he let Mandy Moore slip away. Idiot.