The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott

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Description

A 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.

Product Details

Price
$15.00
Publisher
Berkley Books
Publish Date
May 03, 2011
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.0 X 1.1 X 8.1 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780425240830
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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.

Reviews

"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