On Wednesday August 6th at 6:30, Stellina Author’s Night series welcomes Belmont writer Megan Marshall for a discussion of her Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Margaret Fuller: A New American Life”.

Ms. Marshall, the award-winning author of The Peabody Sisters, takes a fresh look at the trailblazing life of a great American heroine—Thoreau’s first editor, Emerson’s close friend, first female war correspondent, and passionate advocate of personal liberation and political freedom.

“Lively, intuitive study of a remarkable American character…”- Kirkus Reviews

From an early age, Margaret Fuller provoked and dazzled New England’s intellectual elite. Her famous Conversations changed women’s sense of how they could think and live; her editorship of the Transcendentalist literary journal The Dial shaped American Romanticism.

Marshall tells the story of how Fuller, tired of Boston, accepted Horace Greeley’s offer to be the New York Tribune’s front-page columnist. The move unleashed a crusading concern for the urban poor and the plight of prostitutes, and a late-in-life hunger for passionate experience. The book chronicles her subsequent move to Italy, followed by romance, motherhood, and her historic role as a foreign correspondent during the brutal 1849 Siege of Rome.

“….a gifted storyteller….Marshall excels at creating a sense of intimacy with both her subjects and her reader.”- Judith Thurman, The New Yorker

Stellina’s Authors Nights are free of charge and open to the public. Reservations are not required.

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres are served and a cash bar is available. Copies of Ms. Marshall’s book will be available for purchase, courtesy of Haley Booksellers.

To read more on Megan Marshall and Margaret Fuller, click on the following links:

http://meganmarshallauthor.com/books_margaretfuller.shtml

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/13/books/margaret-fuller-a-new-american-life-by-megan-marshall.html?_r=0

http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/2014/05/05/megan-marshall-biography-margaret-fuller-won-pulitzer-april/o91AzM2hUDm75wVmM6dlNP/story.html

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