May 30, 2011

The New Little Women: Atwater Sisters

The Little Women LettersLittle Women by Louisa May Alcott is my fave classic. So I was uber giddy when I received the ARC of The Little Women Letters. It's like the modern version of how the March sisters would have lived. In fact, it is about Jo March's descendants.

Older sister, Emma, is planning a wedding. Younger sister, Sophie, is preparing to launch a career on the London stage. Middle sister, Lulu, is stuck in a rut with no romantic prospects and working at a dead-end job that is soon to close. Their mother, Fee, asks Lulu to find old family recipes in the attic. While searching in the dusty attic, Lulu stumbles across a collection of letters written by her great-great-grandmother Jo March. Through the letters, Lulu finds guidance and learns more about her family history. The Atwater sisters are much alike the famous March sisters.

To fully appreciate and enjoy this new release, I suggest you read the classic Little Women first. I must warn that is very slow paced. However, it is still a worthy read that book clubs may enjoy. It hits stores June 7. Click on the link below or the picture above to add to your wish list or pre-order a copy.

Title: The Little Women Letters
Author: Gabrielle Donnelly
Published: June 2011
Pages: 358
Edition: ARC
Rating: ♥


  1. All I can say is... add another book to my towering pile of books to read. I remember back in 72' (yes, you read correctly) when I first read "Little Women". It was a recommended read in the Catholic school I attended. All the "girls" had to do a book report and a short summary on our favorite character. Those who knew me didn't have to guess who my fav March sister was ... Jo March.
    Little Women, will always bring fond memories.

  2. Little Women should be a mandatory read for young girls in school. Thanks to you, it was recommended reading for me and is my favorite classic. Like you, it brings fond memories. :)