Wednesday, April 07, 2010

What I'm Reading Today

Mrs. Adams in Winter by Michael O'Brien, an account of Louisa Adams (wife of John Quincy Adams) and her perilous flight across France all by herself, in the middle of winter, when Napoleon returned from Elba. I've been intrigued by this event, and Louisa, ever since I read about it in a book about First Ladies a few years ago (can't remember which book that was!), and thought it would make a great novel (maybe some day I will tackle that!). We hear a great deal about Abigail A., of course, and I'm a great fan of hers, but I think Louisa doesn't get enough credit...

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