Mundanity By Jonathan Carreau        
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Jonathan Carreau

Kelly O'Connor McNees

Dear Reader,

Before Louisa May Alcott died, she destroyed swaths of her letters to keep them away from biographers' curious eyes. That historical fact, plus a lifelong love of Little Women, sparked the idea for my novel, THE LOST SUMMER OF LOUISA MAY ALCOTT.

A wonderful choice for book groups, THE LOST SUMMER OF LOUISA MAY ALCOTT was an Indie Next Pick and an O Magazine Summer Reading List selection.


"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

"... the book is so compelling and well written that I hated to see it end." –Historical Novels Review

Comment on my blog at or through Twitter at @komcnees (and mention "Dear Reader") for a chance to win a signed copy of the book.

Can't wait to connect!

Kelly O'Connor McNees