Not My Cup of Tea

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This retelling of "Little Women" is set in the Freedmen's Colony of Roanoke Island and in Boston. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy are all present and accounted for as is family friend Lorie. The March family has been recently emancipated and their trauma from slavery is clearly communicated. I really liked many of the choices that the author made in this fresh narrative. The prose, however, was clunky and weighed down with the views of the 1619 Project. Not my cup of tea, but I am glad I took the time to read it. What this book has done is renew an interest in Louisa May Alcott. I plan to visit her other works besides "Little Women" and "Little Men" and read more about her in various biographical works. So glad the classic "Little Women" is still being read by so many today. Thank you to Bookish First for the opportunity to preview this book so close to publication.