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Catch 'The Other Alcott' on #SALE

Head's up, Alcott admirers!

One of the novels I'm reading for the L.M.A. reading challenge is on SALE this week, for a limited time! If you'd like to buy The Other Alcott as an ebook, it's (amazingly) only $1.99 right now!

I'm sending you over to Amazon to buy the book on Kindle, but this sale also extends to all platforms, whatever your e-reader of choice is. >>


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 her?

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.”

Louisa May Alcott Reading Challenge

Oh, and... P.S. I've got some SPECIAL posts hitting the blog soon, dear readers, for this special month of Alcott festivities. Stay tuned!

If you'd like to learn more about the Louisa May Alcott reading challenge, or to sign-up, just visit this link to start at the beginning.


  1. Thanks for the heads-up! I've been interested in this since I saw it on your reading list. I watched a PBS video about May and learned that one of her students made the Lincoln Memorial statue (of Lincoln seated), and that heightened my interest even more!

    1. Barbara,
      That's so very interesting about the Lincoln Memorial + an Alcott connection. Thanks for sharing!