Wednesday, August 26, 2015

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Little Woman in Blue: A Novel of May Alcott by Jeannine Atkins

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My pick for this week is:

May Alcott spends her days sewing blue shirts for Union soldiers, but she dreams of painting a masterpiece—which many say is impossible for a woman—and of finding love, too. When she reads her sister’s wildly popular novel, Little Women, she is stung by Louisa’s portrayal of her as “Amy,” the youngest of four sisters who trades her desire to succeed as an artist for the joys of hearth and home. Determined to prove her talent, May makes plans to move far from Massachusetts and make a life for herself with room for both watercolors and a wedding dress. Can she succeed? And if she does, what price will she have to pay?

Based on May Alcott’s letters and diaries, as well as memoirs written by her neighbors, Little Woman in Blue puts May at the center of the story she might have told about sisterhood and rivalry in an extraordinary family.

What are you "waiting on" this week?


Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Ooh nice pick! Totally new to me but I hope you love it once you read it!

Here's my WoW

Have a GREAT day!

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Cheryl Malandrinos said...

Thanks for visiting, Jessica. I had a chance to meet this author at a conference one day, so I keep an eye on her new releases.