The Other Alcott


Product Details

William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
5.2 X 7.9 X 1.1 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Elise Hooper, though a New Englander by birth (and at heart), lives with her husband and two young daughters in Seattle, where she teaches history and literature.


"More than ever, we need books like this - in celebration of a woman overlooked by history, one whose story helps shed light on our own contemporary search for love, identity and meaning."--Tara Conklin, New York Times bestselling author of The House Girl
"To read this book is to understand why the women behind Little Women continue to cast a long shadow our imaginations and dreams. Hooper is a writer to watch!"--Elisabeth Egan, author of A Window Opens
"In The Other Alcott, Elise Hooper has crafted a sweeping and deeply personal tale [...] You will never look at Little Women or the Alcott family the same way again."--Laurie Lico Albanese, author of Stolen Beauty
"An atmospheric and engaging read, The Other Alcott widens the Alcott family spotlight to position the charismatic, artistic May as a rightful equal to famed Louisa. Hooper skillfully draws the reader into the complicated, competitive dynamic between two sisters determined to master their work and love each other."--Joy Callaway, author of The Fifth Avenue Artists Society and Secret Sisters
"A fascinating concept, and just the way to kick off your celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Little Women."--Historical Novel Society
"[...] this title is not to be missed by the classic's many fans who will want to get an insider's look at the real people who inspired the March family."--Library Journal
"Her adventures illuminate the world of intrepid female artists in the late 1800s, a milieu too little appreciated today [...] The Other Alcott comes alive in its development of the relationship between Louisa and May."--New York Times
"The Other Alcott will also appeal to readers who have never read "Little Women" but have an interest in the role of women in history."--Charleston Gazette-Mail
"Hooper is especially good at depicting the complicated blend of devotion and jealousy so common among siblings... a lively, entertaining read."--Kirkus Reviews