Louisa the actress: meet her idol, Fanny Kemble

Kelly O'Connor McNees, author of  The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott (now available in paperback), wrote an article recently about Fanny Kemble, a 19th century actress whom Louisa May Alcott greatly admired. There's a wonderful scene in Lost Summer where Louisa gets to perform in front of Kemble and I could just feel the …

“The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott” given honor by the ALA

I am pleased to report that Kelly O'Connor McNees' debut novel, The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott, has been included on the American Library Association's Amelia Bloomer Project 2011 list of "well-written and well-illustrated books with significant feminist content." Her novel was listed in the category intended for young adults. You can read more …

A review of The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott

This review is way overdue! The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott, the debut novel of Kelly O'Connor McNees, was the book that began my current reading binge last May. My husband, bless his heart, found this book and bought it for me and I will always be grateful. The Lost Summer of Louisa May …

Here’s something fun to do with “The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott”

Just a quickie today, saw this on Kelly O'Connor McNees' Twitter page - a link to Oprah's summer reading section (kudos to McNees - well done on your first novel!). Might be interesting to answer some of these questions and post responses with your comments. Let's go for it - http://www.oprah.com/omagazine/The-Lost-Summer-of-Louisa-May-Alcott-Reading-Group-Guide I plan to write …