Orchard House, Louisa May Alcott’s family home in Concord, Massachusetts, is pleased to offer for sale Kit Bakke’s first book, Miss Alcott’s E-mail, through The Museum Shop!

Proceeds benefit historic preservation and public education at the home where Little Women was written in 1868!

Click here to download an order form for Miss Alcott’s E-mail and receive a 10% discount.

At right: Kit Bakke meets "Louisa" (Jan Turnquist) at the launch of Miss Alcott's E-Mail at Orchard House. To find out more about Kit Bakke and Miss Alcott’s E-Mail, click here.

To find out more about the Alcotts and Orchard House, click here.

Advance Praise for MISS ALCOTT'S E-MAIL:
“Brimming with meticulous research and unusual insights, Miss Alcott's E-mail brings Louisa May Alcott back into our midst, in all her light and dark complexity. Kit Bakke's fresh new look at Louisa May reminds us that this spirited and brave reformer was by no means a little woman.”
Geraldine Brooks, winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her novel  March.


Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House (circa 1690) annually serves nearly 100,000 visitors from around the world with guided tours, special events, educational programming, and outreach opportunities. Home to the Alcott family for over 20 years, Orchard House is most noted for being where Miss Alcott wrote one of the most beloved children’s books of all time, Little Women. Orchard House also served as the setting for the book, which is largely autobiographical and has been reproduced on stage, screen, and television countless times in the past 137 years.

The 316-year-old Orchard House was recently threatened with almost certain destruction from a wide range of problems -- wood-boring insects, water damage, overcrowded offices and storage areas, an improperly supported structural framework, and lack of foundation under one half of the House! Emergency measures taken after the receipt of a Save America’s Treasures Matching Grant enabled a multi-phased multi-million dollar Preservation Project to begin. Although the House is now stabilized, there is yet a long list of items which still needs attention … and major funding.


Orchard House Director Jan Turnquist as Louisa May Alcott.

Your purchase of Miss Alcott’s E-mail will help us achieve our preservation goals as we continue the high quality tours and programming for which we have been noted by such organizations as Yankee and Smithsonian magazines, The National Trust for Historic Preservation, Tourism Cares for Tomorrow, and Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores. Make your purchase today and enjoy not only a great read, but also the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to rescue a treasured part of American history!

Click here to download an order form for Miss Alcott’s E-Mail and receive a 10% discount!


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