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On the road to Louisa May Alcott’s *Orchard House*

When out-of-town friends come to visit for the first time, one of the places on the “must see” list is Orchard House.  This is where Louisa May Alcott’s family lived for about 20 years in the mid- to late-1800s.

Her father, Amos Bronson Alcott, named the house for the 12 acres of apple orchards on their [...]

Who is too fond of books?

I live in Concord, Mass., a town about 20 miles west of Boston.  Rich in revolutionary and literary history, it has been home to Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Alcott family.  The quote “She is too fond of books and it has addled her brain” is from Work:  A Story of [...]