Hardcover, 343 pages
Published: April 1, 2010 by Putnam Adult
Literary Awards: Goodreads Choice Nominee for Historical Fiction (2010)
When I was a girl, I was madly in love with Louisa May Alcott’s novels, a passion I inherited from my mother. In high school, I learned a bit about American Transcendentalism and Bronson Alcott’s eccentric Utopian vision, which played out at Fruitlands. I wondered what life was like for young Louisa May Alcott, living with her father’s fascinating but impractical ideals and how Bronson Alcott meshed with the wise, loving father on the fringes of Little Women.