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A valuable chance to glimpse the real woman behind the semi-idealized character of "Jo March" so many of us know and love. Also a tremendously mixed bag--everything from rip-roaring defenses of women's suffrage, to dry-as-dirt negotiations of publication schedules for her stories and books, to heartfelt letters revealing the close relationships between members of the Alcott family. I understand the comprehensiveness of this collection is due to the book's true audience being scholars and libraries. For myself, as a run-of-the-mill nerd, I found myself wishing the selection of letters had been just a bit more "selected," you get my drift?