Louisa May Alcott’s Murray Hill - a live Zoom author talk and discussion with Lorraine Tosiello
The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association
Inquiries / Information
P.O. Box 1897
New York, NY 10156-1897
Date / Time
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Louisa May Alcott’s Murray Hill, a live Zoom author talk and discussion with Lorraine Tosiello, author of Only Gossip Prospers.
About the Book:
In late 1875 Louisa May Alcott spent a winter in New York City. Her journals give a rough sketch of the people she met, the salons she attended and a few outings that she enjoyed. She intended to stay “until I am tired of it,” but left abruptly in mid-January.
Filled with biographical references to Louisa’s family, New Yorkers of the time and Alcott’s literary works, Only Gossip Prospers intertwines the real people Louisa met, the actual events of New York City and a host of fictional characters who inhabit a world that Louisa herself would recognize. Only Gossip Prospers enters the debate that still hovers over Little Women as to what was “real” and what was “made up.” There are some twists and surprises, including one that will satisfy the greatest question left unanswered for fans of Little Women: what really happened between Jo and Laurie?
Only Gossip Prospers mashes together fact and fiction to draw a realistic portrait of Louisa May Alcott at the height of her fame.
About the Author:
Lorraine Tosiello read Alcott’s Little Women in the first grade—and re-read it again and again throughout most of her childhood. The book equipped her to set off on a journey of motherhood, traveling, rabble-rousing and work as a physician devoted to medical education and primary care medicine. Rereading Little Women in later adulthood rekindled her Alcott enthusiasm, and years of happy study resulted in her first novel, Only Gossip Prospers. She lives with her husband in midtown Manhattan and at the New Jersey shore.
Who Should AttendThis event is free and open to the public. Donations are welcomed at www.murrayhillnyc.org/donate.
Procedures/DirectionsOnline event. Register at the link below. The zoom link and password will be sent to you after you register.