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  1. I’m glad you liked this book! I was also impressed with the blending of fact and fiction, and felt like the way Bronson Alcott was portrayed would be pretty close to way he was in real life (at least from what I remember studying him in college).

  2. I loved this one. It’s still on my mind at times. Such a fun book and it was great to learn more about this author that I have loved for so long.

  3. Elisabeth

    I also really enjoyed this book. It is nice to know that someone else found Louisa’s father Bronson to be such a maddening character. It is hard to believe that he could really treat his family that way and still be so adored. Louisa’s thinking is way ahead of her time, she was a real feminist.

    • Bronson was so frustrating! I know that he can be credited with some of the progressive thinking that Loisa inherited, but it was just so hard to understand how he could justify the poverty he made them all suffer from.

    • Bronson definitely needed a few slaps and/or a few kicks to the shin. There whole family and the dynamics at play were fascinating.

  4. This is one of my favorite books this year, largely because McNees did such a marvelous job of blending fact and fiction and allowing me to still love the girls I grew up with in Little Women.

  5. I really enjoyed this book – Little Women is a favorite from my childhood and reading this book brought it all back to me – I hadn’t realized how autobiographical Little Women was for Alcott. I was also impressed by how ahead of her times she was in her independent women views.

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