The Little Women Letters
When Josephine March's great-great-granddaughter stumbles across her letters, the Little Women shed a glorious light on a new generation of sisters.
The Atwaters are a loving, sprawling mess of a family and Fee's three daughters, Emma, Lulu and Sophie couldn't be less alike if they tried. Emma is planning her wedding, Sophie is an up-and-coming actress, but Lulu - the cl
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“New letters” by Jo March
That’s right. In this story, Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy and Marmee are true characters and ancestors of the Atwaters. Lulu accidentally comes upo ...more
Basically, the premise of this book is that if the March sisters, from Little Women, were real, then they would have great-great-great-great grandchildren alive today. And Emma, Lulu, and Sophie are three of those great (etc) granddaughters, living in modern London (their mother is from Boston).
Emma, the oldest sister, is a lot like Meg (I’m going to assume that you are all familiar with Lit ...more
Lulu, Emma e Sophie sono tre sorelle veramente agli antipodi tra loro. Emma si sta preparando per il matrimonio, atteso da una vita, con il suo eterno fidanzato, e ha la testa immersa in abiti, scarpe, torte e cerimonie; Sophie sogna di diventare una grande attrice di teatro, ed è talmente bella da non passare inosservata tra gli uomini londinesi; Lulu .. è Lulu, distratta, incapace di tenersi un lavoro, anticonform ...more
Set in contemporary London, it follows three twenty-something sisters, descended from Jo March through their American born mother, Fee. Lulu, the middle sister, is an independent spirit trying to find her niche. Caught between Emma, who is planning her wedding and looking forward to domestic bliss, and Sophie, the youngest, most dramatic of the three, who is beginning to make her name as an actress ...more
Ha! I was so wrong.
The first two pages convinced me that I had been hideously judgemental, an ...more
Davanti alla parola "seguito" storcete il naso, vi girate dall'altra parte e vi date alla fuga? Bhè in questo caso vi direi , invece, di aspettare un attimo e di dare una possibilità a questo libro, che seguito vuole esserlo ma a modo suo.
L'autrice immagina che le sorelle March abbiano avuto una lunga discendenza ancora viva e vegeta nella Londra dei nostri giorni. Qui, infatti, vivono Lulu, Emma e Sophie, tre sorelle molto legate tra loro proprio come le ...more
I loved each and every one of them, for different reasons and every time I sit down to read Little Women I find something new, even after re-reading it over and over again for the last 30 years.
I approached this book ...more
The real ...more
Loved, loved, loved it! Likely one of my favorite reads of the year, which is somewhat surprising since I'm not a huge fan of Little Women.
This is a novel of love, sisters, parents and children, marriage and partners, friendship, food and finding your path. I read a chunk of it while weathering Hurricane Irene; it's a perfect rainy afternoon read. Curl up with a cup of tea and the Atwater sisters, Emma, Lulu and Sophie.
I became so immersed in the lives if the At ...more
The contemporary characters are not particularly interesting and many too many words are used trying to define them. The relationships among them are shallowly described - maybe the ...more
Alas, my first impression was one of frustration - too much cutsey dialogue and a confusion of characters. Before I gave up on it I turned to Goodreads and read several (very fa ...more