The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott
Amy Einhorn Books
Anyone growing tired of the Jane Austen re-dos (and who isn't, at least just a little?) might take succor in this novel devised from the Little Women author's journals. It mixes truth (Alcott's lifelong fascination with Walt Whitman) with imagination (a fictional suitor) to produce a plausible love story about one of the most fiercely independent women of any time.
— Sara Nelson