Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind "Little Women"Harriet Reisen
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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”“Fans will adore Harriet Reisen's sympathetic biography. . . .With charming verve, she details Alcott's remarkable if difficult life.” —“USA Today” “Superb . . . punctuates the myths of the Alcott family, rendering Louisa May with nuance.” —“Chicago Tribune” “A biography as vibrant as its subject.” —“Vogue”“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)