May Alcott Nieriker’s True Contribution to Art

I particularly appreciated a paragraph I read in today in May Alcott A Memoir by Caroline Ticknor where she summarized May's true contribution to the art world. Here's what she said: (page 225-226) "These slender links that bind May Alcott to the little group [in Grez, a small French village that proved to be a …

Started reading “Moods”

Just finished the first chapter, love it, will write more later . . .

“Amy” meets a fan

I loved this section that I read in Carolyn Ticknor's May Alcott A Memoir this morning. It details how May, while visiting the small village of Grez in France ( the latest mecca for artists), ran into a 14 year old fan of Little Women. Having read before how Louisa May Alcott was the first …

Here’s something fun to do with “The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott”

Just a quickie today, saw this on Kelly O'Connor McNees' Twitter page - a link to Oprah's summer reading section (kudos to McNees - well done on your first novel!). Might be interesting to answer some of these questions and post responses with your comments. Let's go for it - http://www.oprah.com/omagazine/The-Lost-Summer-of-Louisa-May-Alcott-Reading-Group-Guide I plan to write …

May knew how to make good luck happen

Caroline Ticknor pointed out something key to May Alcott Nieriker's success in life, both as a person and an artist - "It was characteristic of the aspiring artist form Concord to make the most of her opportunities and much of May's so-called 'good luck' was traceable to the alacrity with which she seized upon each …

My Louisa May Alcott Facebook Group Page has changed

I have decided to close the group page for Louisa May Alcott is My Passion on Facebook and open a Community page instead - it affords many more options. If you joined my group page on Facebook, can you please take a moment to go to that page and click "Like" at the top to …

More musings from May Alcott Nieriker’s memoir

I'm reading the chapter entitled "Marmee's Journal" from Caroline Ticknor's May Alcott A Memoir; this journal was written in the last year of Mrs. Alcott's life. There were several little things I noticed that I wanted to share. First, there was an excerpt from one of May's letters about an episode in her drawing class. …