Although written for ages 12 to 17, The Revelation of Louisa May by Westport’s own Michaela MacColl, brings the Concord, Massachusetts girlhood of Little Women author Louisa May Alcott to life. Part thriller, part romance, Louisa finds herself in charge of the family home at just 15 years of age as her mother goes away for the summer to earn money—something her transcendentalist philosopher father does not deign to do. Even as Louisa struggles to hold household management together, she must also step into her mother’s place as a conductor on the Underground Railroad—all while grappling with her budding romantic feelings for an old family friend. MacColl’s precise research into Alcott’s family, friends and town is apparent and charmingly told. Those who loved Little Women will delight in MacColl’s skillfully drawn parallels between the Alcott home and the March house of Little Women.