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The Other Alcott

(2017)
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A People Magazine and POPSUGAR pick!



"[May's] adventures illuminate the world of intrepid female artists in the late 1800s [... ] The Other Alcott comes alive in its development of the relationship between Louisa and May." --The New York Times

Elise Hooper's debut novel conjures the fascinating, untold story of May Alcott - Louisa's youngest sister and an artist in her own right.

We all know the story of the March sisters, heroines of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. But while everyone cheers on Jo March, based on Louisa herself, Amy March is often the least favorite sister. Now, it's time to learn the truth about the real "Amy", Louisa's sister, May.

Stylish, outgoing, creative, May Alcott grows up longing to experience the wide world beyond Concord, Massachusetts. While her sister Louisa crafts stories, May herself is a talented and dedicated artist, taking lessons in Boston, turning down a marriage proposal from a well-off suitor, and facing scorn for entering what is very much a man's profession.

Life for the Alcott family has never been easy, so when Louisa's Little Women is published, its success eases the financial burdens they'd faced for so many years. Everyone agrees the novel is charming, but May is struck to the core by the portrayal of selfish, spoiled "Amy March." Is this what her beloved sister really thinks of her?

So May embarks on a quest to discover her own true identity, as an artist and a woman. From Boston to Rome, London, and Paris, this brave, talented, and determined woman forges an amazing life of her own, making her so much more than merely "The Other Alcott."

"Elise Hooper's thoroughly modern debut gives a fresh take on one of literature's most beloved families. To read this book is to understand why the women behind Little Women continue to cast a long shadow on our imaginations and dreams. Hooper is a writer to watch!" - Elisabeth Egan, author of A Window Opens

Genre: Historical    

"In The Other Alcott, Elise Hooper has crafted a sweeping and deeply personal tale [...] You will never look at Little Women or the Alcott family the same way again." - Laurie Lico Albanese

"An atmospheric and engaging read, The Other Alcott widens the Alcott family spotlight to position the charismatic, artistic May as a rightful equal to famed Louisa. Hooper skillfully draws the reader into the complicated, competitive dynamic between two sisters determined to master their work and love each other." - Joy Callaway

"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

"Elise Hooper’s thoroughly modern debut gives a fresh take on one of literature’s most beloved families. To read this book is to understand why the women behind Little Women continue to cast a long shadow on our imaginations and dreams. Hooper is a writer to watch!" - Elisabeth Egan

"Elise Hooper is a beautiful, engaging storyteller, The Other Alcott is a delightful and memorable debut." - Sarah Jio


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Hardback Editions

September 2017 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Other Alcott (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Elise Hooper
ISBN: 0-606-40807-X / 978-0-606-40807-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Other Alcott: A Novel
Author(s): Elise Hooper
ISBN: 0-06-264533-1 / 978-0-06-264533-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Other Alcott: A Novel
Author(s): Elise Hooper
ISBN: 0-06-274331-7 / 978-0-06-274331-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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Audio Editions

September 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: The Other Alcott: A Novel
Author(s): Elise Hooper
ISBN: 1-5384-5402-5 / 978-1-5384-5402-2
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishing and Blackstone Audio
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September 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: The Other Alcott: Library Edition
Author(s): Elise Hooper
ISBN: 1-5384-5400-9 / 978-1-5384-5400-8
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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September 2017 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Other Alcott
Author(s): Elise Hooper
ISBN: 1-5384-5401-7 / 978-1-5384-5401-5
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Other Alcott: A Novel
Author(s): Elise Hooper
Publisher: Harper Audio
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September 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Other Alcott: A Novel
Author(s): Elise Hooper
Publisher: Harper Audio
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September 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Other Alcott: A Novel
Author(s): Elise Hooper
Publisher: Harper Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Other Alcott: A Novel
Author(s): Elise Hooper
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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