About the Author
is the author of five novels and eight works of nonfiction, including Louisa May Alcott: A Personal Biography
(2011) and American Bloomsbury: Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau
(2006). She serves as a director of the Yaddo Corporation, and teaches at the Bennington College MFA Program and the New School.