Book Review: “Little Women Mermaid Edition” by Megan Lois Whitehill

Picture Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March as mermaids adorned with long, graceful tails and pastel-colored hair, living under the sea. That’s what the niece of Megan Lois Whitehill inspired in the author when she requested a mermaid book for her birthday. The result is Little Women: Mermaid Edition (Rockwater Press). The result is a charming, …

Sign up now for next week’s Summer Conversational Series – theme is “Learning’s Altar” – The Rise of Adult Education and Lifelong Learning in Concord and Beyond

My thanks to the Barrow Bookstore for this announcement:   The Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House Summer Adult Education series is returning this week! July 10-14, 2022.   Started in 1879 as the dream of Bronson Alcott, the best conversation series brings speakers from around this world. This year’s presenters will include Dr. Kristina West, …

Susan Bailey’s Book Review: The Bee & the Fly

Here is my review of "The Bee & the Fly" on BookTrib: Two 19th-century writers lived just 74 miles from each other. One is the renowned author of Little Women, the other, one of America’s foremost poets. Emily Dickinson would undoubtedly have heard of Louisa May Alcott, yet there is no historical record of the …

Book Review with Q and A: “The Bee & the Fly: The Improbable Correspondence of Louisa May Alcott and Emily Dickinson” – special guest post by Gabrielle Donnelly

 I am so pleased to present this guest post by y Gabrielle Donnelly, author of The Little Women Letters.  Review Sometimes, it is the simplest ideas that are the most inspired. Take, for example, the two female giants of nineteenth century American literature, one all earth and fire, passion and adventure, the other pure air …

A conversation with author Liz Rosenberg about her latest book, a YA biography of Louisa May Alcott

I am pleased to present this video podcast of my interview with Liz Rosenberg about her wonderful new biography of Louisa May Alcott. Scribbles, Sorrows and Russet Boots. https://youtu.be/LrpizMVX1jI This is my BookTrib.com review: "Illustrated Biography on Literary Icon Louisa May Alcott Shares a Fresh and Lively Perspective." You can purchase Liz's book through Amazon …

Book review: “Letters From “Little Women” Craft Intimacy Between Reader and Alcott’s Beloved Characters” (from BookTrib)

What would it be like to read actual letters from the March sisters? How would their handwriting appear? What could the composition of such letters reveal about the characters, and how would it affect your reading experience? from Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Women-Featuring-Characters-Manuscripts/dp/1797208918 You can discover the answers to these intriguing questions and more in an exquisite …

Book Review: “For Both Devoted Alcott Fans and any Christian Little Woman, Here’s a Devotional to Cherish.”

Here is a perfect gift for the Little Women fan in your life, young or old, who enjoys the spiritual nature of Louisa May Alcott's classic coming-of-age story: In her latest work, The Little Women Devotional: A Chapter-By-Chapter Companion to Louisa May Alcott’s Beloved Classic (Barbour Books), Rachel Dodge matches a cherished girl’s book with a core concept often …

New young adult biography on Louisa May Alcott offers fresh perspective: My latest review on BookTrib

Little Women, a Civil War-based novel about the four March sisters and derived from the life of its author, Louisa May Alcott, has been a classic for well over 100 years. As a result, much has been written about Alcott, both for adults and younger readers. Biographer and young adult writer Liz Rosenberg takes on the difficult …

BookTrib book review: “Beth and Amy” by Virginia Kantra

With Beth & Amy (Berkley), the sequel to the popular Meg & Jo, bestselling author Virginia Kantra delivers a gratifying page-turner about the other two sisters from the beloved Louisa May Alcott classic, Little Women: the one who dies and the one who is vilified. The happy occasion of Jo’s wedding to Eric Bhaer brings Beth back from Nashville and Amy from New York. …

“The Orchard House” by Heidi Chiavaroli is a compelling read (review and Q and A with the author)

Two sisters, Taylor and Victoria, discover an old manuscript of poems tucked away behind a wall on the site of Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House in Concord, MA. The mysterious woman, who wrote the lines over 150 years ago, shared a strong connection with Alcott. The poet would never know the life-changing influence of her …

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