Wall Street Journal Calls Harriet Reisen’s Alcott Bio one of 2009′s “Standout Selections” that “Amazed and Impressed Reviewers”

The Journal’s December 18th article quoted Melanie Kirkpatrick’s review of Harriet Reisen’s “enchanting portrait of the author… who exhibited many of the qualities that have made her best-known work so beloved: such old-fashioned virtues as selflessness, self-control and duty to family.”

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2 Responses to “Wall Street Journal Calls Harriet Reisen’s Alcott Bio one of 2009′s “Standout Selections” that “Amazed and Impressed Reviewers””
  1. Christine Greer says:

    I am nearing the end of Ms. Reisen’s book and cannot put it down. I can’t remember the last time I read a biography that is as engrossing as this one. Ms. Reisen does a superb job of distilling a lot of information into a compact paragraph; she also beautifully weaves in all kinds of juicy excerpts from diaries, letters, and Louisa’s fiction throughout the book. You grow to feel as though you know the Alcott family intimately and have a better understanding of the world they inhabited. Thank you Ms. Reisen for this beautiful work.

  2. LMA Staff says:

    Thank you so much, Christine. The book was a labor of love and sent out in hopes of finding readers like you.

    Harriet

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