Mr. Emerson’s Wife by Amy Belding Brown audiobook

Mr. Emerson’s Wife

By Amy Belding Brown
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In this novel about Ralph Waldo Emerson’s wife, Lidian, Amy Belding Brown examines the emotional landscape of love and marriage. Living in the shadow of one of the most famous men of her time, Lidian becomes deeply disappointed by marriage, but consigned to public silence by social conventions and concern for her family’s reputation. Drawn to the erotic energy and intellect of close family friend Henry David Thoreau, she struggles to negotiate the confusing territory between love and friendship while maintaining her moral authority and inner strength. In the course of the book, she deals with overwhelming social demands, faces devastating personal loss, and discovers the deepest meaning of love. Lidian eventually encounters the truth of her own character and learns that even our faults can lead us to independence.

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Summary

Summary

In this novel about Ralph Waldo Emerson’s wife, Lidian, Amy Belding Brown examines the emotional landscape of love and marriage. Living in the shadow of one of the most famous men of her time, Lidian becomes deeply disappointed by marriage, but consigned to public silence by social conventions and concern for her family’s reputation. Drawn to the erotic energy and intellect of close family friend Henry David Thoreau, she struggles to negotiate the confusing territory between love and friendship while maintaining her moral authority and inner strength. In the course of the book, she deals with overwhelming social demands, faces devastating personal loss, and discovers the deepest meaning of love. Lidian eventually encounters the truth of her own character and learns that even our faults can lead us to independence.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A good book-club or beach read…a substantive page-turner.” Booklist
“A beautiful work that renders effortlessly the sentiments and sensuousness of a woman.” Bret Lott, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Amy Belding Brown

Author Bio: Amy Belding Brown

Amy Belding Brown is the author of Mr. Emerson’s Wife, and her work has appeared in Yankee, Good Housekeeping, American Way, the Worcester Review, and other national, international, and regional magazines. Married to a United Church of Christ minister, and the mother of four grown children, she lives in Vermont and teaches at Granite State College.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 14.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English