Little Woman in Blue: A Novel of May Alcott (Paperback)

A Novel of May Alcott

By Jeannine Atkins

She Writes Press, 9781631529870, 329pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2015

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Description

May Alcott spends her days sewing blue shirts for Union soldiers, but she dreams of painting a masterpiece which many say is impossible for a woman and of finding love, too. When she reads her sister's wildly popular novel, "Little Women," she is stung by Louisa's portrayal of her as Amy, the youngest of four sisters who trades her desire to succeed as an artist for the joys of hearth and home. Determined to prove her talent, May makes plans to move far from Massachusetts and make a life for herself with room for both watercolors and a wedding dress. Can she succeed? And if she does, what price will she have to pay? Based on May Alcott's letters and diaries, as well as memoirs written by her neighbors, "Little Woman in Blue" puts May at the center of the story she might have told about sisterhood and rivalry in an extraordinary family.
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