On Sale: September 5, 2017
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Historical | Fiction Women's Fiction
Elise Hooper’s debut novel conjures the fascinating,
untold story of May Alcott—Louisa’s youngest sister and
an artist in her own right.
We all know the story of the March sisters, heroines of
Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. But while everyone
cheers on Jo March, based on Louisa herself, Amy March is
often the least favorite sister. Now, it’s time to learn
the truth about the real “Amy”, Louisa’s sister, May.
Stylish, outgoing, creative, May Alcott grows up longing
to experience the wide world beyond Concord,
Massachusetts. While her sister Louisa crafts stories,
May herself is a talented and dedicated artist, taking
lessons in Boston, turning down a marriage proposal from
a well-off suitor, and facing scorn for entering what is
very much a man’s profession.
Life for the Alcott family has never been easy, so when
Louisa’s Little Women is published, its success eases the
financial burdens they’d faced for so many years.
Everyone agrees the novel is charming, but May is struck
to the core by the portrayal of selfish, spoiled “Amy
March.” Is this what her beloved sister really thinks of
So May embarks on a quest to discover her own true
identity, as an artist and a woman. From Boston to Rome,
London, and Paris, this brave, talented, and determined
woman forges an amazing life of her own, making her so
much more than merely “The Other Alcott.”
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