Harriet Reisen’s excellent biography, Louisa May Alcott The Woman Behind Little Women, has just been released in paperback and I have a free copy to give away! This is an wonderful book and even if you’ve read scores of other bios on Louisa and her family, you will learn something new here. Reisen’s book gave me a real hunger to read more of Louisa’s works which in turn, started this blog.
The first person to answer this question correctly receives the book. Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org. And yes, you can look up the answer!
Here’s the question:
In Chapter 27 of Little Women, Jo publishes a story that wins a $100 prize. Louisa based this on a similar incident in her life. What was the name of the story that won her the prize and which publication did it appear in?