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Bookreporter Talks To

Mar 31, 2023

Allison Pataki joined Carol Fitzgerald for a "Bookaccino Live" Book Group discussion about her novel, THE MAGNIFICENT LIVES OF MARJORIE POST. Allison talked about what drew her to write about Marjorie Merriweather Post and how she decided which aspects of Marjorie’s life to share. She also explained how her work as an on-air journalist helped her as she was both researching and discussing the book. The conversation was brisk and fun, with great audience questions, and included what is next for Allison: AMERICAN MUSE, a novel that centers on the life of Margaret Fuller, whose circle included Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne (who based Hester Prynne on her), Louisa May Alcott and Edgar Allan Poe.

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Art Credit: Tom Fitzgerald

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