City Tales: Boston
City Tales is traveling to Boston and this armchair traveler is on a one-way ticket. I have a few more weeks to cover every thing on my Colorado 'bucket list' but in the meantime let's enjoy a few tales about or set in Boston.
Literary Trail of Greater Boston by Susan Wilson
This unique guidebook follows Boston's literary trail of writers including Edgar Allen Poe, Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson and, or course, Henry David Thoreau. Put on your walking shoes and step back to a time when Boston was known as the Cradle of Modern America.
Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo
This true story supports the saying that sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. In 1919, a fifty-foot tank filled with 2.3 million gallons of molasses collapsed sending a fifteen-foot high wave of molasses through the streets.
A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lehane
No one does Boston fiction like Lehane. This title is the first of the Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro series, the fourth of which was the basis for the movie Gone, Baby, Gone, directed by Ben Affleck.
May your reading travels take you far!
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