Podcast interview with Wini Moranville, author of “The Little Women Cookbook: Tempting Recipes from the March Sisters and Their Friends and Family”

I recently spoke with food writer Wini Moranville about her cookbook and the role of food in Little Women. It was a fascinating discussion which I am sharing with you as a podcast.   Also available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3sCDGhWnBM The article referred to in the podcast is "Strawberries and Salt: Culinary Hazards and Moral Education …

Exciting news from Walpole, NH, home to the Alcotts in the mid 1850s

Back in 2016, I visited Walpole, NH, home to the Alcott family from 1855-1857. Accompanied by Alcott scholar Dr. Kristi Martin, we had the pleasure of meeting Ray Boas, Walpole's town historian. He gave us a lovely tour of the town, pointing out the homes where Louisa and Anna had performed with the Walpole Amateur …

Book review: Treat yourself to these delicious Little Women cookbooks

First, a disclaimer: I am no cook. And my diet regimen does not permit a lot of these foods (unfortunately). However, as someone who loves to eat, I did find the recipes in both of these books to be very tempting; I was quite hungry by the time I finished going through them. For devotees …

Ode to Louisa May Alcott

This wonderful poem, written by Deborah Nandan, sums up the life and legacy of Louisa May Alcott beautifully and succinctly. If you enlarge your view on your computer screen, you should be able to read it.   Are you passionate about Louisa May Alcott too? Subscribe to the email list and never miss a post! …

Book Review: March Sisters: On Life, Death, and Little Women

Recently a small book of essays titled March Sisters: On Life, Death, and Little Women was released, written by prominent female authors. There are four essays in all, each dedicated to a March sister. Written in a memoir format, each writer reflects upon a sister using her own life experiences for comparison and backdrop. From …

Review of “Louisa on the Front Lines” by Samantha Seiple

Many fans of Little Women are not aware of the fact that Louisa May Alcott, a bestselling children's author, also served her country during the Civil War as a nurse.  Because of her experience in taking care of her dying sister Lizzie, Alcott was accepted as a nurse, serving in Washington, DC in the Union …

Impressions of Louisa May Alcott by her nephew, John Pratt Alcott

My thanks to Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House for alerting us to this article, found in Good Housekeeping Magazine, January 1913.  And thanks to Jodi Pollack Benaroch for providing the link. I have created a PDF of the article which you can download here: John P. Alcott The Little Women of Old Good Housekeeping Magazine …

Greta Gerwig’s Little Women: Will Amy March finally catch a break?

Smithsonian.com thinks so. Writer Erin Blakemore presents her hopes that Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Little Women will finally present a well-rounded and fair portrayal of the most maligned of the March sisters by borrowing from the rich life of May Alcott Nieriker. The New ‘Little Women’ May Finally Do Justice to Its Most Controversial Character …

It’s here! The official Greta Gerwig Little Women trailer

What do you think? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_6ZKkl2rdk Are you passionate about Louisa May Alcott too? Subscribe to the email list and never miss a post! Keep up with news and free giveaways on Susan's books, Louisa May Alcott: Illuminated by The Message, and River of Grace! Facebook Louisa May Alcott is My Passion More About Louisa on …

Summer Conversational Series at Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House: “Good Wives: Marriage and Family in Little Women Part Second and Beyond — Wednesday session

By Lorraine Tosiello Notorious or Victorious? Inside the Marriages of Lucy Stone and Victoria Woodhull Lis Adams, Director of Education at Orchard House spoke about women who were famed in their time for their varied work in the women's rights and suffrage movements, both of whom had unconventional marriages. Lucy Stone was personally known to …