Oops!

Off the track a bit to present day:  it appears an error was made regarding a quote which appears on the new rug in the Oval Office. The quote in question is, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.", and on the rug it was attributed to Dr. Martin …

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Moods, chapter 1- Sylvia

I loved this description of the main character, Sylvia. Knowing how autobiographical Louisa's books were makes it even more more interesting. I wish I knew where reality ends and fiction begins. Here's how she describes Sylvia: The book, of course, is meant to focus on how one's moods can affect one's life and I remember …

May Alcott Nieriker’s True Contribution to Art

I particularly appreciated a paragraph I read in today in May Alcott A Memoir by Caroline Ticknor where she summarized May's true contribution to the art world. Here's what she said: (page 225-226) "These slender links that bind May Alcott to the little group [in Grez, a small French village that proved to be a …

“Amy” meets a fan

I loved this section that I read in Carolyn Ticknor's May Alcott A Memoir this morning. It details how May, while visiting the small village of Grez in France ( the latest mecca for artists), ran into a 14 year old fan of Little Women. Having read before how Louisa May Alcott was the first …

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 …

May knew how to make good luck happen

Caroline Ticknor pointed out something key to May Alcott Nieriker's success in life, both as a person and an artist - "It was characteristic of the aspiring artist form Concord to make the most of her opportunities and much of May's so-called 'good luck' was traceable to the alacrity with which she seized upon each …