Friday, November 19, 2010

Giveaway: Louisa May Alcott Book & DVD

Summary: 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. -- Picador

Thanks to the fine folks at Picador, I have a paperback copy of the critically acclaimed LOUISA MAY ALCOTT: THE WOMAN BEHIND LITTLE WOMEN by Harriet Reisen and a DVD of the PBS documentary based on the book to give away to one lucky reader! I have been dying to read this book, especially after seeing so many fantastic reviews; and I've heard the documentary is terrific as well. If you want to learn more about LOUISA MAY ALCOTT: THE WOMAN BEHIND LITTLE WOMEN, then check out Ms. Reisen's Facebook page. There are some fantastic resources available including a reading guide, a video, and a photo gallery.

To enter this giveaway, just fill out the form below before December 2nd at 11:59 p.m. ET. I will randomly select and notify the winner the following day. This giveaway is open to those of you in the U.S only. Good luck!

9 comments:

Beth F said...

Awesome giveaway!

Mary said...

What a fabulous giveaway! Thanks for hosting.

Gerbera Daisy Mom said...

Loved the PBS series! Would love to read the book!

Alyce said...

This is such an awesome giveaway! If I hadn't already read the book I would have entered. :)

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

no need to enter my name ... but I want to encourage your other readers to enter!

I've read the book (it's fantastic!), and have put the DVD on my holiday wish list.

I can never get enough of LMA :)

Benita said...

Wow! I'm so hoping on this one.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mary (BookHounds) said...

I have this posted at win a book!

http://winabook.westofmars.com/2010/11/20/louisa-may-alcott-the-woman-behind-little-women-by-harriet-reisen-with-bonus-dvd/

Carol Naomi Wong said...

Hoping,hoping,hoping,hoping to win this one!

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Audra said...

I too have heard great things about this combo -- and loving Alcott the way I do, I'm so excited to see the DVD. Thanks for the giveaway!