23 March 2011
The Portable Louisa May Alcott
Keyser, Elizabeth Lennox. The Portable Louisa May Alcott. New York: Penguin Books, 2000.
Recently I was able to visit Louisa May Alcott's home in Concord, MA. I really enjoyed touring her house and learning more about her life and the parallels between her story Little Women and her life story. While I was there, I couldn't resist purchasing one of her books, and I was happy to discover this anthology of her works.
This book contains letters, essays, short stories, and snippets from Alcott's novels. I am quite used to knowing of Alcott as the author of Little Women; I did not know, though, that she also wrote short stories. I have thoroughly enjoyed exploring this other side of Alcott, and I highly recommend that you stop by your library for some exploring, too.