Book Talk: Marmee and Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother

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Join us Monday, November 19, at 5:30, in NYG&B headquarters, for a return visit by Eve LaPlante, author of Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother. LaPlante is a great-niece and a cousin of Abigail and Louisa May Alcott. The winner of the 2008 Massachusetts Book Award for Nonfiction, she visited the NYG&B in 2004 and 2008 to discuss her two other acclaimed biographies, American Jezebel and Salem Witch Judge.
 
Drawing from a trove of surprising new documents, including papers recently discovered in a family attic and many others that were thought to have been destroyed, LaPlante shows that it was Louisa's own "Marmee," Abigail May Alcott, who formed the intellectual and emotional center of her world and pushed Louisa to chase her unconventional dreams in a male dominated world.

Ms. LaPlante will sell and sign copies of both this book and its companion My Heart is Boundless: Writings of Abigail May Alcott, Louisa's Mother.

This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please contact Lauren Maehrlein at education@nygbs.org to ensure your space.
When: 
Monday, November 19, 2012 - 5:30pm
Venue: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
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