Books Set in Boston - a Globe feature

The Globe highlights 29 books that are set in the various neighborhoods of Greater Boston. A highlight:

8. “The Blithedale Romance”by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1852)
“And, by-the-by, we were favored with many visits at Blithedale [Brook Farm], especially from people who sympathized with our theories. …In their view, we were as poetical as Arcadians, besides being as practical as the hardest-fisted husbandmen in Massachusetts

For the rest of the list (and it's quite a fun little read), go to: