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Scenes from an American Eden

American Bloomsbury: Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau: Their Lives, Their Work by Susan Cheever

Reviewed by Marjorie Kehe
Christian Science Monitor

"I don't know why Susan Cheever's publishers changed their minds and released her book a month early but I am grateful that they did. Because what dropped into my lap — just at the height of the season of holiday excess — was a trim (223 pages, with notes and bibliography) and pleasing volume that I had not been expecting. It was like having a Christmas present arrive early.

"Cheever explains in her preface that sheer serendipity led her to write American Bloomsbury. She was asked — somewhat offhandedly — to prepare a preface for a new edition of Little Women...." Read the entire Christian Science Monitor review.

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  1. Little Women (Modern Library Classics) Used Trade Paper $5.50

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