Books by Megan Marshall

Megan Marshall’s work on The Peabody Sisters has been supported by the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Marshall has published numerous articles on women’s history and New England history. She resides in Newton, Massach

ELIZABETH BISHOP by Megan Marshall
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Bishop shared with Marianne Moore a 'near obsession with accuracy of detail and precision of language.' This fine biography demonstrates the magnitude of Bishop's achievements without ignoring her flaws."
A new biography of one of the most celebrated American poets of the 20th century. Read full book review >
MARGARET FULLER by Megan Marshall
Released: March 12, 2013

"Lively, intuitive study of a remarkable American character."
A deeply sympathetic life of an exceptional mind, protofeminist and revolutionary. Read full book review >
Released: April 13, 2005

"Though sometimes more detailed than it need be, a psychologically acute group portrait of a family that managed (in Elizabeth's words) 'to move the mountain of custom and convention.'"
A slow-paced yet often incisive collective biography of Elizabeth, Mary and Sophia Peabody—three Massachusetts sisters who helped spark educational reform and the American mid-19th-century literary renaissance. Read full book review >