On Sale: September 5, 2017
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Historical | Fiction Women's Fiction
Elise Hooperâ€™s debut novel conjures the fascinating,
untold story of May Alcottâ€”Louisaâ€™s youngest sister and
an artist in her own right.
We all know the story of the March sisters, heroines of
Louisa May Alcottâ€™s Little Women. But while everyone
cheers on Jo March, based on Louisa herself, Amy March is
often the least favorite sister. Now, itâ€™s time to learn
the truth about the real â€śAmyâ€ť, Louisaâ€™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 manâ€™s profession.
Life for the Alcott family has never been easy, so when
Louisaâ€™s Little Women is published, its success eases the
financial burdens theyâ€™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 â€śAmy
March.â€ť 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 â€śThe Other Alcott.â€ť
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