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Kelly O'Connor McNees

Dear Librarians,

It is no exaggeration to say that THE LOST SUMMER OF LOUISA MAY ALCOTT never would have come to be without the help of librarians. Countless times in the process of researching and revising this historical novel, which imagines a lost episode in Alcott's history, I relied on the patience and expertise of librarians to help me track down sources and uncover details of history. Thank you for all that you do to help writers and readers, promote reading and literacy, and strengthen our communities!

Email me at (be sure to mention "Dear Librarian") for a chance to win a signed copy of the novel.

Here are some words of praise I've been lucky to receive:

"Devotees of Little Women will flock to this story with pleasure." –The Washington Post

"...McNees deftly combines historic figures and documented aspects of Louisa's life with speculations about what might have been." –Library Journal

Happy reading!
Kelly O'Connor McNees
The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott / Kelly O'Connor McNees / Berkley Trade / Paperback; 384 Pages
Price: $15.00 / ISBN: 978-0425240830 / Published: May, 2011
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