East of the River READS is featuring the historical novel Mr. Emerson’s Wife,
by Amy Belding Brown. It is the fictional rendition of love among threeTranscendentalists,
Lidian Jackson Emerson, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.
To read more about the factual lives of Emerson and Thoreau, the following books are available at the
Manchester Public Library.
The Concord Quartet: Alcott, Emerson, Thoreau and the Friendship that Freed
the American Mind ( 810.9 Schreiner)
Concord Rebel: a life of Henry David Thoreau ( B Thoreau)
The Book of Concord: Thoreau’s life as a writer (818.309 Thoreau)
Familiar Letters of Henry David Thoreau (B Thoreau)
Thoreau’s Country: journey through a transformed landscape (818.309 Foster)
Henry David Thoreau, what manner of a man? (818.3 Thoreau)
One First Love: the letters of Ellen Louisa Tucker to Ralph Waldo Emerson (B Emerson)
Representative Man: Ralph Waldo Emerson in his time (814.3 Emerson)
The Recognition of Ralph Waldo Emerson ( 818.3 Emerson)