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Our Belletrista Bag is On the Move!

Did you guess where our Belle bag is?

Our Belle bag has traveled only 10 mi/16 km from Belletrista headquarters to Orchard House, in Concord, Massachusetts (US), home of 19th century American author Louisa May Alcott. Alcott is most noted for her much-loved novel, Little Women (1868), which was written from the desk in her room (upstairs windows right of center) and was set in the Alcott home. Orchard House was having some work done on its chimney on the recent warm and sunny Spring day we visited, so we include a full picture of the house taken in the Autumn that doesn't have the scaffolding on the roof and the yellow tape around the house. Other photos include a portrait of Louisa May, a closeup of Orchard House's front door, and a picture of Louisa May's gravesite in nearby Sleepy Hollow cemetary, where she is buried with the rest of her family. To learn more about Louisa May Alcott we recommend any one of three biographies on her: Louisa May Alcott: A Modern Biography by Martha Saxon (1995), Louisa May Alcott: A Biography by Madeleine B. Stern (1999), or Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women by Harriet Reisen (2009).

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Belletrista, Inc. is a nonprofit, US corporation currently seeking tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. As a nonprofit organization, we depend on charitable contributions to cover our operating costs. Please consider becoming a part of Belletrista's international community of readers by supporting the magazine with a donation of any size.

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