NEW! – Words, Writers & West Seattle: “The Other Alcott” by Elise Hooper – NEW VENUE: Seattle Public Library, High Point Branch

Thursday, February 8, 2018
6:00 p.m.

Words, Writers & West Seattle has a


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Join us on Thursday, February 8, 2018
from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm

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at the High Point Branch
of the Seattle Public Library

3411 SW Raymond St, Seattle, WA 99126

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Author Elise Hooper presents her book:

“The Other Alcott

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We are pleased about our new partnership with:

This free book-talk event by “Words, Writers & West Seattle” of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society takes place at the High Point Branch of the Seattle Public Library (3411 SW Raymond St, Seattle, WA 98126) on Thursday, February 8, 2018, with the series now in its fifth year.

West Seattle author Elise Hooper presents “The Other Alcott” at 6:00 pm Thurs., Feb. 8, 2018 at Seattle Public Library’s High Point Branch

Marking the 150th Anniversary of the publication of “Little Women”, Elise Hooper will present her novel, “The Other Alcott” (William Morrow, Sept. 2017), about May Alcott, an artist and Louise May Alcott’s sister.

The complicated relationship among sisters and the one shared by the Alcott sisters of Concord, Massachusetts inspired Louisa May Alcott as she wrote her classic novel “Little Women”. However, instead of focusing on Jo March, a character based on Louisa herself, Amy is often the least favorite sister. Hooper’s first novel tells the truth about Louisa’s sister, May.

The other Alcott sister, May, is stylish, outgoing, creative, and grows up longing to experience the wide world beyond Concord. While her sister Louisa crafts stories, May is a talented and dedicated artist and faces scorn for entering what is very much a man’s profession.

Author Elise Hooper has lived in West Seattle since moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2001 and now lives with her husband and two young daughters within stone-skipping distance of Puget Sound. When she’s not writing, Elise is in her classroom trying to make American history and literature interesting for high school students.

She’s drawn to historical figures, especially women, who linger in the footnotes of history books yet have fascinating stories waiting to be told. “The Other Alcott” is Hooper’s first novel.

We hope to see you there!

  Author, Elise Hooper 

JOIN US for this monthly series that features recent books of writers connected to the Duwamish Peninsula.

Words, Writers & West Seattle’s future book-talks are all scheduled for the Second Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm and will return to the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library for the rest of the year.

On March 8, 2018, Peter Stekel will present “Beneath Haunted Waters” (Globe Pequot, 2017), a WWII aviation mystery.


Admission and parking are FREE.