Other Alcott

Publisher: HarperCollins Release date: 2017-09-05

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A People Magazine and POPSUGAR pick! [May's] adventures illuminate the world of intrepid female artists in the late 1800s [] The Other Alcott comes alive in its development of the relationship between Louisa and May. --The New York TimesElise Hoopers debut novel conjures the fascinating, untold story of May AlcottLouisas youngest sister and an artist in her own right.We all know the story of the March sisters, heroines of Louisa May Alcotts Little Women. But while everyone cheers on Jo March, based on Louisa herself, Amy March is often the least favorite sister. Now, its time to learn the truth about the real Amy, Louisas sister, May. Stylish, outgoing, creative, May Alcott grows up longing to experience the wide world beyond Concord, Massachusetts. While her sister Louisa crafts stories, May herself is a talented and dedicated artist, taking lessons in Boston, turning down a marriage proposal from a well-off suitor, and facing scorn for entering what is very much a mans profession. Life for the Alcott family has never been easy, so when Louisas Little Women is published, its success eases the financial burdens theyd faced for so many years. Everyone agrees the novel is charming, but May is struck to the core by the portrayal of selfish, spoiled Amy March. Is this what her beloved sister really thinks of her? So May embarks on a quest to discover her own true identity, as an artist and a woman. From Boston to Rome, London, and Paris, this brave, talented, and determined woman forges an amazing life of her own, making her so much more than merely The Other Alcott.Elise Hoopers thoroughly modern debut gives a fresh take on one of literatures most beloved families. To read this book is to understand why the women behind Little Women continue to cast a long shadow on our imaginations and dreams. Hooper is a writer to watch!Elisabeth Egan, author of A Window Opens

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Genre: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Collection: William Morrow Paperbacks

Type: EPub

Pages: 432

ISBN: 9780062645340

Additional Information

Genre: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Collection: William Morrow Paperbacks

Type: EPub

Pages: 432

ISBN: 9780062645340

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