Reading 'Little Women': Learning to read the signposts

 


Reading 'Little Women': Learning to read the signposts

Sondra Ashton

Our northern world lies encased in snow and ice. The mercury on my thermometer has plummeted to the bottom of the bulb. On long housebound evenings I comfort myself with hot tea and a stack of classics, re-reading old favorites. As I slotted "The Great Gatsby" back onto its shelf, I felt a yen for lighter fare. I wandered over to the corner of my living room where I have a bookshelf dedicated to and stuffed with children's books. I picked out Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women."

My father gave me "Little Women," wrapped...



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