Reader recommendation: Hawthorne, A Life

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.

of

Despite years of studying New England’s 19th-century authors, I never knew that Nathaniel Hawthorne’s son Julian went to jail. This is one of countless colorful details artfully woven into the fabric of Hawthorne: A Life, by Brenda Wineapple. This book will make you wish you lived in Concord, Mass., with Ralph Waldo Emerson, Bronson Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, and Hawthorne.

Share this story:

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK