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    Women's History Month: Author Talk with Eve LaPlante

    Presented by at Mary Baker Eddy Library

    March 19, 2013


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    Women's History Month: Author Talk with Eve LaPlante

    Hear acclaimed author and Alcott descendant, Eve LaPlante discuss her latest work, "Marmee & Louisa," with noted Alcott scholar and Library fellow, Lisa Stepanski.

    Meticulously researched from public documents archived at Harvard’s Houghton Library to a cache of previously unseen private papers found in a house in western Maine, Eve LaPlante masterfully sheds a new light on the life of Louisa May Alcott and her mother, mentor, muse, and inspiration, Abigail.

    Hear how LaPlante reveals how, through investigation into overlooked archives and new documentary discoveries, she was able to debunk the view that the primary influence on Louisa’s literary ambition and achievement was her father, the philosopher Bronson Alcott. Instead, her mother emerges as a prime force in Louisa’s intellectual development.

    There will be a book signing after the event.
     


    Mary Baker Eddy Library

    200 Massachusetts Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

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    Admission Info:

    FREE


    General Day and Time Info:

    Doors open at 5 p.m.


    Phone: 617-450-7131

    Parking:

    Limited $10 parking is available to visitors of the Library with ticket validation. Please validate your parking ticket at reception when you exit the Library. Entrance to the underground lot is near the intersection of Huntington and Massachusetts Avenues, next to Horticultural Hall. Paid public parking garages are also available in the Prudential Center and on Westland Avenue (near Symphony Hall), and there is limited street parking in the area.

    Free 3-hour bus parking is available on Huntington Avenue, Westbound, adjacent to the Christian Science Plaza. Drop off at Library entrance. Please do not idle buses on Huntington Avenue.



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