Where are the current relatives of the Alcott Family?

Reading about May and Louisa's European tour in 1870-71 in Caroline Ticknor's book, May Alcott A Memoir reminds me again of how strong the creative life force was in that family. There was such a sense of adventure in those two women, expressed through colorful stories and informative sketches and drawings. Was such talent and …

Reading May Alcott’s memoir, some thoughts

I'm about a quarter of the way through Caroline Ticknor's May Alcott A Memoir and wanted to comment on it here as I read it. Already I'm finding things of interest. 1. I knew that Alfred Whitman was part of her inspiration for Laurie in Little Women, but I didn't realize how close the friendship …

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 …

Welcome!

I was looking for an excuse to create this blog after my latest reading 'binge' on Louisa May Alcott, someone whom I find endlessly fascinating.  That excuse came in the form of a challenge, the "All Things Alcott" challenge, where we are to pursue our love of anything related to Louisa May Alcott (be it …