I heard the truck pull up outside. I peered out my front door and watched the driver check the delivery slip. By the time he walked to the back of the truck, I stood in the street, waiting for the back panel to rise. The books were here. This would be my first glimpse. I … More The Books are Here! The Books are Here!
No surprise, we are an eclectic group of readers who have found our way to Emilie Loring! Here are our survey results: How old were you when you read your first Emilie Loring book? Sixty percent of us had read an Emilie Loring book before our twentieth birthday. AND at every decade, Emilie Loring has … More How We Got Here: Our Survey Results
Happy Landings Goes to the Printer Welcome back from Thanksgiving week! I am happy to report that Happy Landings: Emilie Loring’s Life, Writing, and Wisdom has gone to the printer. It’s going to be a pretty book: sky-blue jacket wrapped around a flag-blue hardcover with silver lettering. I can’t wait to hold it in my … More ‘Tis the Season: Happy Landings and a New Quiz
For most of her career, Emilie Loring lived on Boston’s Beacon Hill and wrote at the Boston Athenaeum, a private library with a long history. This year, her great-granddaughter Kate and I visited. In Emilie Loring’s Footsteps We take the elevator together to the storied fifth floor. The doors open, and we read the sign. … More Found: Emilie Loring at the Boston Athenaeum
Today’s post is for you who follow this blog and tell me how much you’d love to see Maine yourself. In Blue Hill this year, I visited friends, made little discoveries, and snapped photos that speak of the place, of Emilie’s times and ours. If you’ve read Emilie Loring’s descriptions of Maine for years, you … More Welcome to Maine. You’re Already Here in Your Mind
A recent communication from a reader in Greece got me thinking about Emilie Loring’s popularity around the world. Fay wrote: Her novels are really an oasis, a delightful way to travel back in another time, yet they are still appealing to the modern reader. That’s such an important message. “Now, more than ever, we need … More Emilie Loring’s World-Wide Appeal
UPDATE! UPDATE! UPDATE! “I’m still betting on Emilie Loring being at the Bellevue Hotel in April 1950.” She was. It turned out that there was a special Enumeration District for the Bellevue Hotel. I found it marked in pen on a map of the downtown Boston Enumeration Districts. (See the original post here) There she … More And Here She Is! Found in the 1950 Census!