Author(s): Brock Clarke
After doing time for accidentally burning down the historic Emily Dickinson House, Sam Pulsifer is determined to put the past behind him. He finishes college, begins a career, gets married and has two adorable kids. His low-profile life is chugging along nicely until the past comes crashing through his front door. As the homes of Robert Frost, Edith Wharton, Herman Melville and even a replica of Henry David Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond go up in smoke, Sam becomes the number one suspect. Finding the real culprit is the only way to clear his name-but sometimes there's a terrible price to pay for the truth. An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England is a literary tour de force-a brilliant skewering of every memoir ever written.