From Little Houses to Little Women: Revisiting a Literary Childhood


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  • From Little Houses to Little Women is a memoir about the influence of classic children’s literature on childhood imagination and the ways that landscapes and imagination intertwine.

    Part travel narrative, part reading memoir, part literary and cultural commentary, Nancy returns to beloved books from her childhood and travels to places related to favorite authors:

    • Laura Ingalls Wilder
    • Maud Hart Lovelace
    • Lucy Maud Montgomery
    • Louisa May Alcott

    Along the way, Nancy examines the ways books shaped her and whole generations of readers.