Yesterday I reviewed Wendy McClure's new book about her visits to the locations featured in the Laura Ingalls Wilder books. The Wilder Life [813.52 MCC] made me a little envious of the writer's travels. But then I thought, Hey, I live in New England--the literary capital of the United States (my designation, not an official one)! There are many literature-related places to visit within an hour's drive of Windham!
There's Jack Kerouac's grave, and the Kerouac Park, both in Lowell. On the Road is his most famous work [F KER, also AB/CD KER].
How about Celia's Thaxter's garden on the Isles of Shoals. Celia wrote about the garden in An Island Garden [635.9 THA].
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's home in Cambridge is open to the public. He wrote many of his poems there. Look for Poems and Other Writings [811 LON].
Probably the most famous New England literary destination is the House of Seven Gables, located in Salem, MA, and the subject of the book of the same name by Nathaniel Hawthorne found in Collected Novels [F HAW]. Salem, is a treasure trove for literature lovers!
Come back tomorrow for more New England literary destinations!