Important blogs to know about regarding the Alcotts

There are two wonderful sites that you need to see: Little Women 150 One is by noted Alcott scholars Anne Phillips and Gregory Eiselein called Little Women 150: Louisa May Alcott's Little Women: A 150th Anniversary Celebration. The blog will feature weekly posts covering each chapter, written by Phillips and Eiselein along with other contributors …

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Why Little Women still matters: A review of Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy by Anne Boyd Rioux

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of a classic read by millions around the globe. Written by Louisa May Alcott, a writer under duress fulfilling the assignment of an insistent publisher, Little Women, in the words of Anne Boyd Rioux is the “paradigmatic book about growing up, especially for the female half …

Louisa May Alcott’s inspiration of sculptor Frank Edwin Elwell — one of “her boys”

I am pleased to present this guest post by Lorraine Tosiello. With the May Alcott Nieriker conference coming up, it seemed appropriate to share this with you. In 1878, Louisa May Alcott, overwhelmed with grief over her dear Marmee’s death and burdened with her own poor health and responsibilities at home, gave up what would …

Highlights from Jo’s Boys by Louisa May Alcott

As part of the Louisa May Alcott reading challenge hosted by the In the Bookcase blog, I pledged I would read and post on Jo’s Boys and Anne Boyd Rioux’s latest, Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters. This post will be about Jo’s Boys. I am fortunate …

Writer In Bloom – looking to Louisa May Alcott for strength and inspiration

This is the first of what I hope will be many guest posts by the several talented writers, teachers and scholars who follow this blog. You all have much to say and I enjoy sharing it on this blog. This is a piece by Jill Fuller. When I am stuck in my writing or mired …

Official Trailer for “Little Women: A Modern Movie”

I think this looks very promising; can't wait to see it. I'd love it if a bunch of us could go together: anybody in New England interested? https://www.facebook.com/littlewomenfilm/videos/1595358490562431/ Are you passionate about Louisa May Alcott too? Subscribe to the email list and never miss a post! Keep up with news and free giveaways on Susan's …

Join the challenge! 2018 Louisa May Alcott Reading Challenge is underway.

Just a quick note that the In The Bookcase blog has started their annual Louisa May Alcott reading challenge. It will run through the month of June. All you have to do is create a list of books to read either by Louisa May Alcott or about Louisa May Alcott and read them. Here are …