The March 2019 edition of the Indiania Historical Society’s “Women Behaving Badly” program features none other than Susannah Tarkington, Booth Tarkington’s second wife and long companion. The program takes participants through a series of vignettes, each introducing guests to a renegade lady in the shadows of Indiana history.

This lightly-plotted story concerns a 22-year-old young woman, flirty, thoughtless, and self-absorbed. She is 22, virginal, living at home with her parents, socially isolated, ordinary, and virtually skill-less. What is to become of a girl like Alice?