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Lovely Living Book Club

DECEMBER 2017: 

We'll read The Other Alcott, a fictionalized imagining of the life of May Alcott, Louisa's youngest sister.

"We all know the story of the March sisters, heroines of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. But while everyone cheers on Jo March, based on Louisa herself, Amy March is often the least favorite sister. Now, it’s time to learn the truth about the real “Amy”, Louisa’s 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 man’s profession.

Life for the Alcott family has never been easy, so when Louisa’s Little Women is published, its success eases the financial burdens they’d 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.”

Members: 23
Latest Activity: Dec 1

Reading Schedule

December 1-7, 2017: 

     Part I - October 1868-June 1869 (Chapters 1-9)

December 8-15, 2017:

     Part II - April 1870 - February 1873 (Chapters 10-21)

December 16-22, 2017:

     Part III - April 1873 - August 1877 (Chapters 22-31)

December 23-30, 2017:

     Part IV - October 1877 - September 1880 (Chapters 32-44)

 

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Book Club Pick Suggestion for January 2018 1 Reply

I'm really curious about this book! Anybody want to read it here in the group…Continue

Started by Carrie Campbell. Last reply by Sara Beckwith Dec 1.

Introduction thread: Your interest in Little Women and the Alcotts?

Please take a moment to drop a comment and introduce yourself a bit.How many times have you read Little Women?Which other Alcott books have you read, any favorites?Which March sister is your favorite? (I'm guessing most people say Jo?)-CarrieContinue

Started by Carrie Campbell Nov 3.

The real Abigail May Alcott

Let's take a moment to read about Abigail "May" Alcott, Louisa May Alcott's…Continue

Started by Carrie Campbell Nov 1.

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