Harriet Reisen

Harriet Reisen


Harriet Reisen's interest in Louisa May Alcott dates to her marathon reading of Alcott’s eight children’s novels during a rainy spell one childhood summer. Over the past twenty years, what began as an idea for a film biography of Alcott developed into a passion for the subject herself. A former fellow in screenwriting at the American Film Institute, Reisen has written dramatic and historical documentary scripts for PBS and HBO, and radio commentary for Morning Edition and Marketplace. She lives in Massachusetts.

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Louisa May Alcott: The Woma...

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Addendum: Since we only usually get about 11 or so votes each time, I'm going to close this poll and put up a tie-breaker poll for Unbroken and The Ancestor's Tale.

September is now officially a non-fiction month for genre so it's time to vote for our September read. Last day to vote will be Saturday, August 9. (Non-Fiction will no longer be present in our regular monthly genre polls)

There are some really great titles on this list so please do your research before placing your vote. Thanks!

The Ancestor's Tale The Ancestor's Tale A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution by Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins
  3 votes, 30.0%

  3 votes, 30.0%

Starvation Heights Starvation Heights A True Story of Murder and Malice in the Woods of the Pacific Northwest by Gregg Olsen Gregg Olsen
  1 vote, 10.0%

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women Louisa May Alcott The Woman Behind Little Women by Harriet Reisen Harriet Reisen
  1 vote, 10.0%

Poe: A Life Cut Short Poe A Life Cut Short by Peter Ackroyd Peter Ackroyd
  1 vote, 10.0%

Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder Blood Work A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution by Holly Tucker Holly Tucker
  1 vote, 10.0%

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft Mary Wollstonecraft
  0 votes, 0.0%

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown Dee Brown
  0 votes, 0.0%


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