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“At last, Louisa May Alcott has the biography that admirers of Little Women might have hoped for.” —The Wall Street Journal's Best 10 Books of the Year
“A magnificent new biography . . . a classic.” —The Washington Times
“Reisen’s lifelong fascination with Little Women and the woman who wrote it has produced an absorbing narrative, in many ways the best ever, of Alcott’s own life. . . . The utterly compelling force of Alcott’s personality has never been better described. I found the book compulsively readable; I couldn’t put it down.” —Robert Richardson, author of Emerson: The Mind on Fire and Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind
“Brilliantly researched. . . . Her biography will occupy an essential place on any Alcott bookshelf.” —John Matteson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father
“A beautifully written, significant, and fascinating work. Harriet Reisen does with this biography what Alcott did with her writing—gives us a memorable and inspiring gift full of humanity, heart, and soul.” —Winona Ryder, producer and star of Little Women (1994)
Well written book. I knew much about Louisa May Alcott but did not fully realize just how difficult her life had been. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Reisen brings all the important facts of Louisa May Alcott's life in a simple, delightful way. It's researches were developed for the Louisa May Alcott documentary on Nort-american... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Priscila K Corrêa
More a biography of her entire family than just of Louisa, this book was so entertaining and the "characters" really came alive. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Discriminating Reader
I am planning to visit Concord this fall and read this book partly to get a review of the literary people of this place--and the book served very well, with portraits not only of... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Patricia J. McAlexander
I don't know what I was expecting when I bought this book, but it didn't live up to my expectations. Read morePublished 16 months ago by A. Johnson
I wasn't familiar at all with her family history. Found this very infomative but very upsetting.
Did enjoy it thought.
Little Woman was one of my favorite books...as a child. And the movies are great too. However, to learn more about the author has been enlightening.Published 21 months ago by Mary Marlin-Cole