Quick preview of Susan Cheever’s new bio on Louisa May Alcott

I’m here at Barnes and Noble, killing time before I have to attend a work event (some of us are representing our real estate firm, Rutledge Properties (in Wellesley, MA), in a town-wide spelling bee – goodness, I hope we last at least one round! ). I figured I would see if Susan Cheever’s book, …

Updates to blog pages

Be sure and check out all the new books I added to My Growing Library after I went on a shopping spree! No less than 11 new books (almost all at bargain prices, what fun!). I've put an * next to books I've either read or are in the middle of reading. Slow going but …

Our winner just got her book :-)

Here's our winner, Mia, with her copy of Louisa May Alcott The Woman Behind Little Women by Harriett Reisen.  Her kitten, Pupi, is reading with her. 🙂 Here's what she said about it: "I got the book yesterday, some, let's see 28 hours ago. I love it! Started reading from the very first page and …

Jo’s choice

In Chapter 34, "A Friend," Jo makes not one but two choices. One is exceedingly difficult, the other flows from the first. The choice most commented upon is her decision to give up writing sensational thrillers. Modern feminist critics look to this chapter as a death of sort, of Jo's independent self (see Little Women …

We have a winner!

You people are good! I barely had the question up an hour when I got a correct response. Our winner of Harriet Reisen's Louisa May Alcott The Woman Behind Little Women is Mia, also known as Emilija Knezevic and she is from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Truly, Louisa May Alcott's fame and influence reach around the …

Be the first to answer this question correctly and win a free book!

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 …

Awesome reflection on Little Women from one of you!

Yesterday I saw comments from a new reader, Jillian, where she posted a link to her amazing reflection on Little Women. This is a must read - see it on her blog. She's set a goal of reading 250 great works of literature. Best of luck with that, Jillian: I'll follow your progress. 🙂 I can't …