March 12, 2013
A New American Life
by Megan Marshall
The award-winning author of
The Peabody Sisters looks at the
trailblazing life of Margaret Fuller:
Thoreau’s editor, Emerson’s friend,
daring war correspondent,
and tragic heroine. read more
"Margaret Fuller is as seductive as it is impressive...[and] pushes Ms. Marshall into the front rank of American biographers."
—DWIGHT GARNER, NEW YORK TIMES
"A gifted storyteller . . . Marshall excels at creating a sense of intimacy—with both her subjects and her reader."
—Judith Thurman, The New Yorker
"Spectacularly detailed and compassionate...a magnificent biography of a revolutionary thinker, witness, and writer."
—Donna Seaman, Booklist (Starred Review)
"Pulitzer finalist Marshall is perfectly suited to her material...Lively, intuitive study of a remarkable American character."
"Margaret Fuller rushes out at us from her nineteenth century, always several steps ahead, inspiring, heartbreaking, magnificent."
—Rebecca Newberger Goldstein,
author of Betraying Spinoza
"A masterpiece of empathetic biography, this is the book Fuller herself would have wanted. You will not be able to put it down."
—Robert D. Richardson, author of Emerson: The Mind on Fire
"A masterful achievement by a great American writer and scholar."
—Evan Thomas, author of Ike's Bluff