If you're in or around NYC on October 26th, join Erin Blakemore, author of The Heroine's Bookshelf: Life Lessons, from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder for the Heroines of Literature Walking Tour in Greenwich Village. Along with NYU professor and Glamour columnist Jessica Siegel, Blakemore (who earlier this year shared her Laurapalooza experience here) will show you:
-The street where Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women . . . .
-The place where Laura Ingalls Wilder’s daughter Rose Wilder Lane lived in bohemian splendor as a “bachelor girl”. . . .
-The home of Edith Wharton where she lived with her mother at age 20 .….
-From Wharton’s House of Mirth – the former Benedick men’s residence where Lawrence Selden, Lily Bart’s friend and confidante, lived – the house is still there!
-The former home of Alice Walker and husband Mel Leventhal . . . .
-Edna St. Vincent Millay’s house (the smallest house in NYC!), and the many places that she lent her “heroism”: The Cherry Lane Theater, the Provincetown Playhouse, old Chumley’s location...
-Willa Cather’s famous haunts . . . .
And, much, much more! The event is free, just RSVP to: Heather Drucker AT harpercollins DOT com. The Heroine's Bookshelf goes on sale on Tuesday, October 19th, check out her website for more info and look for Erin on tour near you.