From the Garret

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Louisa May Alcott is My Passion is proud to present original short stories and essays from the author of this blog, Susan Bailey. These pieces are presented as downloadable ebooks because they are longer than the usual blog format.

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All stories and essays are free to download and are formatted in PDF for your ebook or computer reading. Simply click on the title of the story or essay to download. Not all writing will directly relate to Louisa May Alcott but all work is certainly inspired by her.

Your feedback is welcome

Each story or essay will have a link to an area where you can leave your comments. Feedback, positive or negative, is appreciated (so long as it’s polite and constructive).

Citation of work

If you wish to cite any of Susan’s work, please give full credit to the work (Title, author, published date in PDF file) and contact Susan to let her know.

Your original work is welcome

Susan will also be featuring stories, poems and essays from Louisa May Alcott is My Passion readers. Write to Susan to find out how your story can be considered for publication on this blog. Stories must relate to the subject matter of the blog or be inspired by Louisa May Alcott to be considered.

Happy reading!

Game Changer: How One Book Changed My Perspective on History

Based on a reading of The Glory Cloak
by Patricia O’Brien
Submitted on June 26, 2012
Author: Susan Bailey
Format: Essay
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Can’t download the PDF? Write to Susan at to have one sent to you.

Have you ever read a book that transformed your way of thinking? Did it teach you to probe, question and read between the lines? In this essay, Susan Bailey, author of the Louisa May Alcott is My Passion blog writes about such a book, The Glory Cloak by Patricia O’Brien, and how this historical fiction novel of Louisa May Alcott and Clara Barton changed forever the way she views historical facts and how she reads Little Women and other such quasi-autobiographical accounts by Alcott.

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