"Ranging from Big Sur to coastal Maine, and including writers as diverse as Ernest Hemingway, Frederick Douglass, and Louisa May Alcott, American Writers at Home takes readers on a tour of the American literary heritage that is at once grand and intimate. We ramble through the turn-of-the-century estates of Edith Wharton and Mark Twain and nestle in the humbler homes of Robert Frost and Walt Whitman. We are admitted into private—and in most cases remarkably unchanged—spaces that bore witness to genius, where Edna St. Vincent Millay’s dresses still hang in the closet and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s thoughts remain inscribed on the windowpane in his study. Throughout, we see how the personal passions, creative idiosyncrasies, and often profound sorrows of these writers have shaped the books we love most."
So this book has been out since 2004, but I've never seen it ~~ I really want to get a hot cup of coffee, cozy up on the couch, and have a moment with it.