The Other Alcott is historical fiction about art, ambition, and the real women behind the March sisters in Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic Little Women.

"Irresistible." – People's Pick of the Week

“A lively, entertaining read.” – Kirkus Reviews

"[May's] adventures illuminate the world of intrepid female artists in the late 1800s, a milieu too little appreciated today." – The New York Times

Nominated for the Washington State Book Award
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The Other Alcott is a delightful, moving book. More than ever, we need books like this – in celebration of a woman overlooked by history, one whose story helps shed light on our own contemporary search for love, identity and meaning.”  - Tara Conklin, New York Times bestselling author of The House Girl

“Elise Hooper’s thoroughly modern debut, The Other Alcott, gives a fresh take on one of literature’s most beloved families. Hooper is a writer to watch!” — Elisabeth Egan, author of A Window Opens

"In The Other Alcott, Elise Hooper has crafted a sweeping and deeply personal tale of a young woman's struggle to emerge out of her famous sister's shadow and define herself as an artist and independent adventurer. You will never look at Little Women the same way again. - Laurie Lico Albanese, author of Stolen Beauty