Eclipsed by her sister’s literary triumph in 1868, May Alcott, the youngest of the Alcott sisters, sets out to pursue her own career as a painter. May’s quest for her own identity and success takes her from Boston to Rome, London, and Paris and eventually puts her on a collision course with her famous older sister, Louisa. Seattle author (and history teacher), Elise Hooper’s novel The Other Alcott (William Morrow) places the story of the Alcott sister known to readers as “Amy” and we’re excited to host a launch for the book this week.
"More than ever, we need books like this - in celebration of a woman overlooked by history, one whose story helps shed light on our own contemporary search for love, identity and meaning."--Tara Conklin.