There was always something about Boston. It wasn’t just that Emilie was born there. Generations of her family had felt its inspiration. This was where her grandfather started anew after a Portland fire and founded the Boston Herald. It was where her father forged one career in publishing and another in amateur drama, where Emilie … More The Solitary Horseman
Emilie Loring got the idea for Here Comes the Sun! while riding on a train. She recalled: The engine shrieked a warning. Porters shouted “All aboard!” As the train shivered into action a black cocker spaniel jumped from the baggage-car. Long ears flopping, red tongue hanging, the blue tag at his collar flapping, he dashed … More Here Comes the Sun!
Tonight is the premier of “Mercy Street” on PBS. I always appreciate historical works done well, and from the video, it appears that this new series scores on that account. The reason I bring it to your attention here is the main character, Mary Phinney. Mary is a New England girl who goes to the … More Different Times, Different Brands of Courage
While researching the life of Emilie Loring, I often run into others who love her books. At the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, the lady who delivered archival materials for me to read asked what I was working on and exclaimed, “Oh, I love Emilie Loring!” I showed her the photos of Emilie that I kept … More Seeking: Millions of Readers