Speaker:

Janet Worthington

Louisa May Alcott: Family First

Louisa May Alcott’s intriguing life provided many of the details for her much-loved novel Little Women, including the portrait of her long-suffering mother and her three sisters.  As Janet Worthington recounts the many hardships the family faced, she shows how Louisa provided strength and comfort for all her family, and she describes how her novels evolved from her life experiences with famous writers, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne.