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Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott Google Doodle Makes Us Want To Read 'Little Women' Again

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 11.29.2016 | Arts

“I like good strong words that mean something,” Louisa May Alcott writes as Jo March in Little Women. With our current political climate, this quo...

Judging Compassion: the Criminal Trial of Toronto Pig Save's Anita Krajnc

Elizabeth Abbott | Posted 10.06.2016 | Green
Elizabeth Abbott

In 1870, popular American author Louisa May Alcott (Little Women) described with words and illustration how two young girls offered buckets of water and freshly picked clover to distressed and panting sheep on a cattle railroad car, an act of compassion that deeply touched her. A century and a half later, in Canada, Anita Krajnc risks jail time for performing that same act of compassion.

Women over 50, Keeping Your Voice in Transition

Staci Greason | Posted 03.08.2016 | Fifty
Staci Greason

When I was eight, my favorite game was Authors. Each card in the deck had an image of the author's face with the title of one of the author's books. Y...

Susan Cheever's Alcott Biography Is a Hot Mess

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.27.2017 | Home
Lev Raphael

Sadly, Publishers Weekly gave the book an attention-getting starred review and called it "authoritative." Somebody at PW didn't do homework.

Mercy Street - wounding and caring, and more wounding, and more caring during the American Civil War

Joseph Cooper | Posted 01.14.2017 | Entertainment
Joseph Cooper

"Your dress is abominable, most abominable.... I do not wish my nurses to dress in that manner. These boys must be looking to their recuperation, no...

Finding the Write Spot

Loretta Bolger Wish | Posted 08.17.2016 | Home
Loretta Bolger Wish

Maybe I can't shake those romantic images, or maybe holing up behind closed doors feels like being a child exiled to my room as punishment. For whatever reason, I write best in the more central rooms of the house, the ones where I spend time doing many other things.

About That Gritty, Dystopian 'Little Women' Reboot: It's Brilliant

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.31.2015 | Arts

"That Dystopic Version of Little Women No One Asked For Is Coming to TV", announced i09. "Are you ready for a 'gritty,' dystopian TV version of Louisa...

Louisa May Alcott's House: Telling the Story

Kate Kelly | Posted 12.07.2014 | Women
Kate Kelly

Orchard House -- as Louisa May Alcott's home in Concord, Massachusetts is known -- is remarkable for many reasons. Most notably it is a historic site dedicated to a woman who is not only beloved today but who was famous in her own day.

Marmee and Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother

Kate Kelly | Posted 07.21.2014 | Home
Kate Kelly

In piecing together these letters and journals as well as working with additional source material, author Eve LaPlante discovered that Louisa's mother, Abigail, was not the self-effacing background player as described in other accounts of the family.

Claire Fallon

13 Essential Lessons 'Little Women' Can Teach You About Living Well

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 05.02.2014 | Home

Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, a two-volume novel following the four March sisters through their adolescence and young adulthood, was first publi...

Beyond Boston: A Road Trip to Concord and Lexington

WHERE | Posted 06.17.2014 | Travel
WHERE

Unlike Paul Revere, you don't need to look to Boston's Old North Church for two lanterns to see that you should hit the road for Concord and Lexington, Mass.

Is There a Literary Lesson to Be Learned From Visiting a Writer's Home?

Daniel Grant | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
Daniel Grant

"Emily Dickinson is an overarching category that includes her writing and her biography," says Jane Wald, executive director of the Emily Dickinson Mu...

In Search of Fresh Holiday Fare

George Heymont | Posted 02.27.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

For some theatre companies, the challenge of the holiday season is to find a way to make an old story seem relevant to contemporary audiences. Two of 2013's Bay area productions (based on classic pieces of literature) offered audiences an unintentional opportunity to do just that.

A Gettysburg Address Call to Arms -- Health Care Arms

Joseph Cooper | Posted 02.02.2014 | Home
Joseph Cooper

Seven Score and Ten Years Ago, Louisa May Alcott brought forth a collection of letters conceived in her relatively brief service as a volunteer nurse, and dedicated to the proposition that not all military hospitals were created equal.

Rewriting the Classics

Lynn Messina | Posted 02.01.2014 | Home
Lynn Messina

Three days before, I'd blithely admitted that my solution to reading a book too advanced for my 5-year-old son was to edit the story on the fly. Without missing a beat, I downgraded Voldemort's intention to kill Harry to the less-nightmare-inducing hurt. Yes, the book I was revising was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

A Palliative to Obamacare Discord

Joseph Cooper | Posted 11.24.2013 | College
Joseph Cooper

These stories (I'm sure there are others) make vivid the embarrassments and fears of patients; their efforts to deal with deterioration, endure pain, and cope with unhinging and detachment. The reader, the viewer, and the re-reader can take cues from caregivers who ease the way to acceptance.

9 Incredible Women Who Succeeded Later In Life

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.08.2013 | Women

Our society perpetuates the idea that success can only be obtained in youth -- or, if it's obtained later in life, it's the product of years of linear...

Meatless Monday: Meatless Celebrations With Kim O'Donnel

Ellen Kanner | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Christmas can be Christmas without ham and without hurt feelings. "We can put aside our political differences, our problems and our baggage and we can be in the moment with the food," says O'Donnel. "There's something pretty powerful about that."

One and Done (for Now) After Reading Certain Novelists

Dave Astor | Posted 05.28.2012 | Home
Dave Astor

Of course, not reading more of an author is a no-brainer when you thoroughly dislike the first novel you try by him or her. But things get trickier when you have some positive feelings about a book, as I did with The Magnificent Ambersons.

Literary Recipes: Louisa May Alcott's Apple Slump

Nicole Villeneuve | Posted 05.09.2012 | Home
Nicole Villeneuve

2012-03-09-Screenshot20120309at12.08.47PM.jpgAlcott loved the dish so much that she nicknamed her house after it. Orchard House famously provided the setting for Little Women.

Confessions of an E-Book Virgin

Dave Astor | Posted 12.21.2011 | Home
Dave Astor

Some people continued to ride a horse-and-buggy after many other people switched to cars. Maybe I'm one of those late-adopter types. But at least for now, I'm sticking with print books.

PHOTOS: 8 Things You Probably Don't Know About Famous Authors

Dave Astor | Posted 08.30.2011 | Home
Dave Astor

Curiosity about great novelists has inspired me to read dozens of author biographies. In those books (and on the Web), one can discover many "wow"-inducing facts about renowned writers

A(nother) Christmas Carol (VIDEO)

Carol Hartsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Carol Hartsell

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Greed and Goodness Alive: the Holiday Top Five

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Terry Kelhawk

During the holidays we see greed and goodness -- the best and worst of humanity -- intimately entwined like the red and white in a candy cane. And this is nothing new.

Huffington Post Readers' Picks: 13 Great Overlooked Books By Famous Authors (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Last week, we posted a list of 12 great books by famous authors that are often overlooked by popular culture, and we were happy to see that HuffPost r...