Louisa May Alcott never intended to write LITTLE WOMEN. She had dismissed her publisher’s pleas for such a novel. Written out of necessity to support her family, the book had an astounding success that changed her life, a life which turned out very differently from that of her beloved heroine Jo March.
In LOUISA MAY ALCOTT, Susan Cheever, the acclaimed author of AMERICAN BLOOMSBURY, returns to Concord, Massachusetts, to explore the life of one of its most iconic residents. Based on extensive research, journals, and correspondence, Cheever’s biography chronicles all