A Tale of Two Editors of The Little Women Legacy

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I had to ask: Team Laurence or Team Bhaer? Editors Merry Gordon and Marnae Kelly talk Jo March’s ending, how they’d put the March sisters to work at Pink Umbrella Books (not just work of course – they’d go on holiday too), and surprises for Little Women fans in the to-be-released anthology, Alcott’s Imaginary Heroes: The Little Women Legacy. Continue reading

Little Women summer reading with Orchard House

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“Your reading list this summer – any Little Women related titles on it?” There are indeed Little Women-related titles on the list! What is funny is that even the titles that are not so directly linked to Little Women are connected to folks here at Orchard House. Continue reading

Home away from home: Conversations at Orchard House #2

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What a thrill it was to discover that there was at least one other out there in the world who a) found a role model in Jo March and wrote journals as a girl, b) really liked the real life May Alcott (even if she didn’t like Amy March), c) finds that it is the people that make the best part of any home… Continue reading

A Little Women reminiscence: Conversations at Orchard House #1

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I didn’t get to any of the other things from my original Little Women Summer plans – but thanks to the lovely folks at Orchard House, I did get to have a “conversation” with one of their staff, who just fell in love with Little Women and the home in which it was written! Here’s Part 1 of that conversation 🙂 Continue reading

Little Women, Marmee, and the weight of a mother’s word

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That was the moment it dawned on me. The moment I knew Jo and Laurie would not be together at the end of Little Women. The moment Mrs March advised her daughter that she and her best friend were not suitable for marriage. Continue reading

For love of Louisa May Alcott

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I was kindly invited to take part in the Louisa May Alcott Reading Challenge. For the last five years, Tarissa at In the Bookcase has hosted this event for all who want to read, laugh and cry over Louisa May Alcott’s books together. Continue reading

The March sisters and the Fellowship of the Nine

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Last year I stumbled across this brilliant story that draws upon two of my favorite books, Lord of the Rings and Little Women. One snowy day, who else should Jo stumble upon than the Fellowship of the Nine, worn from their attempted journey to Mordor and quite bewildered by the unfamiliar world of quiet Concord… Continue reading