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Book and DVD giveaway: Louisa May Alcott

November 21, 2010

I’m thrilled to have a paperback copy of Little Women: The Woman Behind Little Women by Harriet Reisen, and a DVD of the American Masters episode made from the book to give away, thanks to the folks at Henry Holt/Picador.  I’m really excited about this book, and, as you can see, it’s getting rave reviews.  Here’s the publisher’s description:

In a fresh, modern take on the remarkable Louisa May Alcott, Harriet Reisen’s vivid biography explores the author’s life in the context of her works, many of which are to some extent autobiographical. Although Alcott secretly wrote pulp fiction, harbored radical abolitionist views, and served as a Civil War nurse, her novels went on to sell more copies than those of Herman Melville and Henry James. Stories and details culled from Alcott’s journals, together with revealing letters to family, friends, and publishers, plus recollections of her famous contemporaries provide the basis for this lively account of the author’s classic rags-to-riches tale. In Louisa May Alcott, the extraordinary woman behind the beloved American classic Little Women is revealed as never before.

Here’s the trailer from the American Masters episode:

You can enter to win LOUISA MAY ALCOTT: THE WOMAN BEHIND LITTLE WOMEN (both the book and the DVD) by filling out this entry form.  This contest is open to those with a US address only.  I will use random.org to determine the winner. Contest ends at midnight EST Sunday, December 5, 201o.   Winner will be announced on Monday, December 6, 2010.  Comments are welcome (and appreciated) but will not get you an entry in the contest.

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20 Comments leave one →
  1. November 21, 2010 2:06 pm

    I’ll bet you are enjoying this one. I hope this is not a repeat comment of mine. Anyway, I love reading about Louisa May Alcott. I’ve read The Lost Summmer…. I hated for that one to end. I can tell you loved this one.

  2. November 21, 2010 2:06 pm

    I’m going to TRY to win this one!

  3. November 21, 2010 2:10 pm

    What a fantastic giveaway!

  4. November 21, 2010 4:32 pm

    This must be really nice!

  5. November 21, 2010 6:57 pm

    Please enter me in this terrific giveaway. I loved this book as a child. I would love to have the opportunity to revisit it as an adult.

  6. November 21, 2010 7:27 pm

    I’ve loved Little Women for as long as I can remember, reading everything Alcott I could get my hands on after that novel. Now I’m off to enter the contest, but even if I shouldn’t win, it’s a wonderful idea for one’s Christmas list. Thanks for sharing, Kathy!

  7. November 21, 2010 7:50 pm

    What a great giveaway! Thanks for hosting this, I’ve entered!

  8. November 21, 2010 10:00 pm

    Oh I think this looks so good! I have to try for this one…. where is my lucky rabbits foot? 🙂

  9. November 21, 2010 10:56 pm

    I missed the PBS special but have been meaning to read the book for some time – perhaps will suggest it to my book group. We read American Bloomsbury, then visited Lousia and many of her acquaintances in the cemetary in Concord!

  10. November 22, 2010 10:34 am

    What a great contest! Thanks so much for hosting it!!

  11. stacybuckeye permalink
    November 22, 2010 12:27 pm

    Great giveaway!

  12. Carol Wong permalink
    November 22, 2010 2:59 pm

    My heart just skipped a beat! Literally! I hope that there are lots of giveaways of this book so that we can all have it.

    CarolNWong(at)aol.com

  13. November 22, 2010 6:57 pm

    I would love to win this. I saw just a bit of the pbs special and have been looking for it to be re-aired ever since. I love Little Women…maybe too much…I have several different copies of it. Thanks for offering such a fantastic giveaway!

  14. November 22, 2010 7:03 pm

    Very exciting–thanks for the offer!

  15. November 24, 2010 5:30 am

    Sounds really interesting. Might be a good selection for my book club.

    Thanks,

    JHS
    Colloquium

    jhsmail at comcast dot net

  16. November 24, 2010 11:22 pm

    thank you so much for the contest!

  17. Val Pearson permalink
    November 24, 2010 11:59 pm

    Crossing my fingers that I win this one! Thanks so much for the contest!

    Val
    lastnerve2000@gmail.com

  18. November 28, 2010 8:29 am

    Hey Kathy, I submitted my name and hoping for the best! 😀 Thanks for hosting this great giveaway. You rock, as always!

  19. Allison permalink
    November 28, 2010 6:11 pm

    This looks like a great book to read! hope I win a copy!!

  20. Maja Meza permalink
    December 5, 2010 11:44 am

    nice prize

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