Show Notes: Marmee & Louisa with Eve LaPlante

Following are some items that were mentioned during the 13 December 2012 Fieldstone Common interview with Eve LaPlante, author of Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother.

The podcast of the interview is now available.

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The companion book for Marmee & Louisa is called My Heart is Boundless which includes original, previously unpublished writings on Abigail May Alcott.

You can learn more about Eve LaPlante from her web page.

Watch a 3-minute video about Marmee & Louisa. 

Following are specific notes from the discussion:

Fruitlands is the location of the utopian community started by Bronson Alcott. It is open all years for visitors but has limited hours during the winter so be sure to check the Fruitlands website before making a visit.

Orchard House is the Alcott home in Concord, Massachusetts where Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women, the story which made her the most successful author of the 19th century.
You can learn more about Louisa May Alcott from the following Sources:

The Louisa May Alcott is My Passion blog

The Louisa May Alcott Society

The 24th annual American Literature Association Annual Conference will be held May 23-26, 2013 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts. The even will feature sessions on Louisa May Alcott.

Free Press, a division of Simon and Schuster, the publisher of Marmee & Louisa and My Heart is Boundless, donated two copies of the Marmee & Louisa that were given as a “door prizes” during the live show. One copy went to a listener in Pennsylvania and the other to a listener in Arizona. A big thank you to the Free Press for  their generosity!

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Megan donated two copies of her book, Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing which were won by Fieldstone Common listeners in Pennsylvania and Arizona.  Thank you Megan for your generous donation!

The Heirloom RegistryFieldstone Common’s sponsor is Houstory, makers of the Home History Book and the Heirloom Registry. Fieldstone Common listeners can take 15 % off their Heirloom Registry order by visiting the Heirloom Registry at, and entering FIELDSTONE – in all caps – at checkout.

Fieldstone Common greatly appreciates the support of Houstory as a sponsor. Show your support for Fieldstone Common by visiting our sponsor’s site.

Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

Marmee & Louisa with Eve LaPlante Now Archived as a Podcast

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The most recent episode of Fieldstone Common featuring Eve LaPlante author of the book Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother is now available as a podcast.

The podcast can be played through the computer using your default media player (click play below) or downloaded to iTunes (also below).

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Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis

Upcoming in December on Fieldstone Common

Be sure to mark your calendar. We’ll be giving away some great books during the live broadcasts of Fieldstone Common.

6 Dec 2012 at 1pm EST
Megan Smolenyak, Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing

Hey, America, Your Roots are Showing with Megan Smolenyak. Megan Smolenyak is a genealogical adventurer who loves solving mysteries, making unexpected discoveries and pushing the boundaries of conventional genealogy. You’ve read the headlines; now get the inside story as she  reveals how she cracked her news-making cases

13 Dec 2012 at 1pm EST
Eve LaPlante, author of Marmee & Louisa

Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and her Mother with Eve LaPlante. Based on newly uncovered papers, this moving portrait of Louisa May Alcott’s relationship with her mother will transform our view of one of America’s most beloved authors.

20 Dec 2012 at 1pm EST
Melissa Mannon, author of The Unofficial Family Archivist
The Unofficial Family Archivist with Melissa Mannon.  Within every home is a treasure trove of information. Unfortunately, many irreplaceable documents that help tell individual stories, and the stories of our communities, are deteriorating among our personal belongings. This new book advocates for the value, recording and care of your family memories.
27 Dec 2012 at 1pm EST
Christian McBurney, author of The Rhode Island Campaign
The Rhode Island Campaign with Christian McBurney. The Rhode Island Campaign: The First French and American Operation of the Revolutionary War unravels one of the most complex and multi-faceted events of the war. Relying on in-depth research from American, French, British, and German original sources, author Christian McBurney has written the most authoritative book on this fascinating episode in American history.
Copyright 2012-2013 Marian Pierre-Louis