In-person presentation on the life of Louisa May Alcott at the Leominster Public Library, Sunday, November 20

I am thrilled to be able to give, in person, a PowerPoint presentation on the life of Louisa May Alcott at the Leominster, MA Public Library on 30 West Street next Sunday, November 20th, from 2pm to 3:30. Come on down if you're in the area. A Q and A will follow - bring your …

Narrating “Work, A Story of Experience” wins over a new Alcott fan

Rebecca Lee never dreamed that doing her job would gain her a new literary friend. An audiobook narrator, improv actor, and teaching artist, Lee produced Work, A Story of Experience for audible.com. Work, one of Louisa May Alcott's lesser-known adult novels, tells the story of heroine Christie Devon's ambition and struggle to work outside the …

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, …

The Great American Novel series: Little Women

Here is an excellent zoom presentation on Little Women for the "The Great American Novel Series<" sponsored by the National  Association of Scholars. Louisa May Alcott Society members Gregory Eiselein (president), Christine Doyle, and Marlowe Daly-Galeano presented. This was one of the best lectures I have seen and I learned so much.  Informative and lively, …

My presentation on the life of Louisa May Alcott

I am pleased to present this 54 minute video presentation on my interpretation of the life of Louisa May Alcott, as told through her family.  As there would be no Jo March as we know her without Marmee, Mr. March, Meg, Beth, and Amy, there would be no Louisa May Alcott without Bronson, Abigail, Anna, …

Louisa May Alcott: Master Juggler

As a writer, army nurse, single mother, caretaker and homemaker, the celebrated author of Little Women blazed a trail for women managing home and career. When people hear the name of Louisa May Alcott, they think of Little Women. A novel written for girls, this best-selling classic celebrates the home, marriage and motherhood. It also …

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 …

Review of “The Matrilineal Heritage of Louisa May Alcott and Christina Rossetti”—Discerning Louisa May Alcott’s true intent

In 2016, I had the pleasure of meeting Azelina Flint, a doctoral candidate from England. After giving her a tour of Concord, we sat down to lunch. Flint discussed her research on Louisa May Alcott for her dissertation comparing Alcott with British author Christina Rossetti. Both women share striking parallels, growing up in prominent Romantic …

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. …

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