March 27th, 2020
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Fridays are for Facebook Lives! Join us for a live Author Talk with novelist, Westporter Michaela MacColl who will discuss her book The Revelation of Louisa May
(review below). Michaela will chat about her book and do a live reading then take questions from viewers. Tune in on our Facebook page here.
The book brings the Concord, Massachusetts girlhood of Little Women author Louisa May Alcott to life. Part thriller, part romance, Louisa finds herself in charge of the family home at just 15 years of age when her mother goes away for the summer to earn money—something her transcendentalist philosopher father does not deign to do. Even as Louisa struggles to hold household management together, she must also step into her mother’s place as a conductor on the Underground Railroad—all while grappling with her budding romantic feelings for an old family friend. The author’s (Westport’s own Michaela MacColl), precise research into Alcott’s family, their friends and town is apparent and charmingly retold. Those who loved Little Women will delight in MacColl’s skillfully drawn parallels between the Alcott home and the March house in Little Women. Although written for those 12 to 17, The Revelation of Louisa May is something readers will enjoy, no matter their age.