The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott
Kelly O'Connor McNees (Author)
DescriptionA richly imagined, remarkably written story of the woman who created Little Women--and how love changed her in ways she never expected. Countless readers have fallen in love with Little Women. But how could the author--who never had a romance--write so convincingly of love and heartbreak without experiencing it herself? Deftly mixing fact and fiction, Kelly O'Connor McNees returns to the summer of 1855, when vivacious Louisa is twenty-two and bursting with a desire to free herself from family and societal constraints so she can do what she loves most. Stuck in small-town New Hampshire, she meets Joseph Singer, and as she opens her heart, Louisa finds herself torn between a love that takes her by surprise and her dream of independence as a writer in Boston. The choice she must make comes with a steep price that she will pay for the rest of her life.
May 03, 2011
5.0 X 1.1 X 8.1 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author
Kelly O'Connor McNees is an editor and the critically acclaimed author of The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott and In Need of a Good Wife. She lives in Chicago with her husband and daughter.
"Devotees of Little Women will flock to this story with pleasure."--The Washington Post "A charming novel, grounded in scholarship and fact but relying on imagination for the romance and fun."--Minneapolis Star Tribune