Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The iconic novel of American girlhood, and basis for the film adaptation by acclaimed writer-director, Greta Gerwig. Beautiful and proper Meg, headstrong Jo, gentle Beth, pampered little Amy—generations of young women have recognized themselves in one or more of the devoted March sisters. Set against the backdrop of the Civil War and the changing seasons of New England, the story of their passage from adolescence to adulthood—from a Christmas without presents to a glorious fall day in a bountiful apple orchard, from castles in the air to real-life hearths and homes—is just as touching and illuminating today as it was a century and a half ago. Based on author Louisa May Alcott’s own childhood and early career as a writer, Little Women is her masterpiece and one of the most popular novels of all time.