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 …

Want to know more about Louisa? Lots of new links added to this site

Be sure and check out a new page added to the Louisa May Alcott is My Passion blog known as Other Sites of Interest. Here you will find links to brief biographies, bibliographies, commentary (both modern and from contemporaries), news articles from the NY Times archives, critical essays and even an Alcott Challenge! I can't …

A milestone – Over 100 comments!

Thank you to all the readers of this blog for such a lively and thoughtful discussion. We just surpassed 100 comments and the blog has only been in existence since August 13th! I am so thrilled with the quality of comments coming from you. It's good after all these years of being a closet Alcott …

Finishing up May’s Memoir

I am getting close to the end of Caroline Ticknor's memoir on May and am beginning to dread the end. I think one of the things so captivated me about May's story was her tragic end. It just seemed so sudden, so random. She was so robust and healthy; her life was pretty much perfect …

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 …

Follow-up to search for Alcott family members

I got a response to my question about the search for current Alcott family members from someone in my Louisa May Alcott Facebook group. She writes; ... I read here in the Acknowledgments of Invincible Louisa by Cornelia Meigs that here's some folks you may want to look up: "For material in this biography, thanks …

Book review: Louisa May Alcott The Woman Behind Little Women by Harriet Reisen

I just finished reading Harriet Reisen's book (which I bought for myself), Louisa May Alcott, the Woman Behind Little Women and already wishing I could turn back the clock and read it all over again. It's been a wonderful companion this past month. Having read several biographies on Louisa May, I wondered if I could …