Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2012
CD ISBN 9781452610467 $39.99 Twelve CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781452660462 $29.99 Two MP3-CDs
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Library Ed. Tantor Media 2012
CD ISBN 9781452640464 $83.99 Twelve CDs
Every previous biography of Louisa May Alcott, author of LITTLE WOMEN, credits her father, Bronson Alcott, as her muse. However, Eve LaPlante, a descendant of the Alcotts, tells a different story. Using diaries, letters, and family papers, she argues that Abigail May Alcott, Louisa's mother, was the real inspiration and driving force in Louisa's life. Narrator Karen White adopts the tempo and tone of a history professor as she recounts in minute detail the world of this unique family--from the Revolutionary War to the time before the Civil War. The work proves a challenge to narrate as liberal quoting of source material and too much attention to detail, such as monetary conversions, interfere with smooth, cogent storytelling. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2013]
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