O's 2010 Summer Reading List
Lush historical novels, wise contemporary tales, thrillers that will scare the dickens out of you. (And speaking of Dickens, we've got him, too.)
12 of 20
The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott
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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