family history

Students across the country are getting ready to head-off to college campuses, many of them about to live away from home for the first time. Unfortunately, one of the new experiences they will probably have is getting sick, without mom or dad there to take them to the doctor, get their medicine, and nurse them back to health.

The Tribal Knot: A Memoir of Family, Community, and a Century of Change is the new book from Rebecca McClanahan that asks are we responsible for, and to, those forces that have formed us, and if so, for how long. The author tells Barbara Gray that she delved into the long history of her family to try and find the answers.

Louisa May Alcott and Abigail May Alcott

Feb 8, 2013

With newly uncovered family papers long thought destroyed, Eve LaPlante-a great-niece and cousin of Abigail and Louisa May Alcott – was able to write two recently released books about this famous, yet not fully understood family. Barbara Gray had the opportunity to talk by phone with the author about Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother and My Heart is Boundless: Writings of Abigail May Alcott, Louisa's Mother.