Nicholas Basbanes: Materiality and the Longfellows

Co-presented by the Book Club of California

Nicholas Basbanes speaks about his work-in-progress Cross of Snow: The Love Story and Lasting Legacy of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Alfred A. Knopf), which traces the lives of 19th-century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and his wife, Frances Appleton Longfellow. Earlier this year, Basbanes was awarded a Public Scholar research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of this effort, one of 36 scholars selected nationwide. Doors open at 5 pm for pre-show reception. Tickets are very limited, so please RSVP in advance to