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I didn't enjoy this book. A large portion of the biographical information is about people other than Louisa May Alcott. Read morePublished 2 months ago by L. Stanley
American Bloomsbury, this book's predecessor, is riddled with errors of all kinds, according to thoughtful reviewers who know the material. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lev Raphael
The book appeared to be well written until she started talking about the sign she was born under. I stopped reading when I got to the part that said, "According to... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lisa M. Dezarn
This was a very rewarding review of this period and protagonists. I enjoyed Ms Cheever's personal approach to the material.Published 4 months ago by Pernel Berkeley
I really enjoyed this book! Listening to the audiobook, I felt as if Louisa May Alcott had come to life as a very real, relevant person. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Michelle V. Mcentire
Fascinating! Very readable yet factual. I love Susan Cheever's style especially the way she weaves in historical events such as Louisa's experiences during the Civil War. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Barb
Susan Cheever manages to bring the social context to her biography, showing all the touching events that run through Louisa May Alcott's life.Published 20 months ago by Priscila K Corrêa
I'm writing this review because I was irritated and distracted by all the personal comments and speculations in the first half of the book. Read morePublished on September 28, 2013 by P. Ryan
Cheever's research seems boundless and her presentation of it was excellent. I learned so much about Alcott, the time in history, and how our world was so impacted by the little... Read morePublished on September 26, 2013 by Amazon Customer