The confessions of Jo and Laurie in the Little Women sequels

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Did Friedrich Bhaer replace Theodore Laurence as Jo March’s dearest friend? Or did Jo and Laurie retain that irresistible connection in the Little Women sequels… Continue reading

16 books the March sisters read

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From the centuries-old Christian classic Pilgrim’s Progress, the romantic nineteenth century novels of Maria Edgeworth, Sir Walter Scott & Elizabeth Wetherell, to the calls of conscience in Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the winsome humor of The Pickwick Papers… Little Women is replete with passing mentions of the books that came before, those that lent ballast to its pages. These are the books the March sisters read. Continue reading

Pastimes in Paris: The Little Women trail #4

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Questions are telling. They reveal nearly as much about the questioner as the one being asked. This trail is about the questions in Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic that inevitably lead to Paris, with its treasure trove of books and music that remain for the finding to this day. Continue reading