September 30, 1868 Louisa May Alcott saw the first volume of Little Women published.  You see, her publisher had asked her to write a book for girls. That she did, at her home, at the desk her father had built just for her.

Being Monday and all, let’s take a field trip to Orchard House, to the home of Louisa May Alcott and the birthplace of the infamous March sisters . . .