BRONSON AND LOUISA MAY ALCOTT - Little Women
We are working with the Alcott Orchard House to find local varieties of the apple trees Bronson Alcott so prized as the originals have all died out. Please see the Bronson and Louisa May Alcott Orchard House for more information on Bronson Alcott's passion for apple trees.
WALT WHITMAN - "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd"
In honor of Uncle Walt's famous poem, we are hoping to get a cutting of the lilac bush at the Walt Whitman Museum in New York. Many thanks to the Walt Whitman Museum for their assistance in this endeavor! You can read Uncle Walt's poem here.
KEN KESEY - One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
Zane Kesey, Ken's son, reports that Ken found bleeding hearts to be "magical" and also asked that we plant forget-me-nots in his honor.
F.SCOTT AND ZELDA FITZGERALD - The Great Gatsby
The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum in Alabama is hoping to provide us with magnolia cones in the fall from a tree that was only a sapling when the Fitzgeralds lived there! We are so grateful for their generous offer.
I will know more tomorrow about five more authors' representatives that have expressed interest in contributing to our project:
KURT VONNEGUT - Slaughterhouse-Five
HENRY DAVID THOREAU - Walden
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE - "Buds and Bird-voices," "Young Goodman Brown," "The Minister's Black Veil"
MARK TWAIN - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
EDGAR ALLAN POE - "The Raven" and many other short stories
Another update will be posted soon! Please contact me here for more information or to contribute to the Walden at West Bloomfield Literary Garden.