Little Woman in Blue: A Novel of May Alcott
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About the Author
Jeannine Atkins is the author of Get Set! Swim!, which was named a "Choices" selection by the Cooperative Children's Book Center. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and their daughter. Visit her online at jeannineatkins.com.
--Harriet Scott Chessman, author of Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper "At last, a book about the other artistic Alcott sister. May Alcott, dismissed in Little Women as the pampered youngest March sister Amy, explodes onto the pages of this wonderful novel as a real and hugely likeable woman, passionate about life, art, and adventure, and struggling to make sense of her relationship with an older sister who will never appreciate her for who she really is. Thank you, Jeannine, for giving Amy March a voice of her own!"
--Gabrielle Donnelly, author of The Little Women Letters "I don't know which I admired more: the author's masterful and affectionate resurrection of 19th-century Concord or her imaginative and insightful portrait of the sisterly relationship at the heart of this delightful novel."
--George Howe Colt, author of The Big House, a National Book Award Finalist "Devotees of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women will be intrigued by this fictionalized biography of the women behind the characters."
--Library Journal "Thoughtful readers will appreciate the depictions of the sisters' passion for their art and the challenges that 19th-century American women faced when they worked for a living."
--The Historical Novels Review "Atkins delivers a marvelous reimagining of the very human story behind one of America's most beloved novels. Little Woman in Blue is the Little Woman I have always wanted."
--Erika Robuck, author of The House of Hawthorne and Hemingway's Girl "Atkins has brought to life the person, places, and time of May Alcott, but in doing so, she has drawn attention to the fact that May Alcott might well be "Everywoman," no matter in which era she lives, where she chooses to live, or what craft she strives to perfect."
--Story Circle Book Reviews "Little Woman in Blue is a fast-paced, compelling story of two sisters, and their unquenchable drive for success."