Author Louisa May Alcott originally wrote this classic as two separate volumes in quick succession between 1868 and 1869, but they were compiled into the single book we now know as Little Women in 1880. The March sisters, each in their own way, are forces to be reckoned with, and you’ll be hard-pressed to finish the tome with dry eyes. Here are some other strong female characters that would make Josephine March proud.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
A book doesn’t typically open with the end of the main character’s life, but that’s exactly how author Mitch Albom sets the stage for The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Amusement park maintenance worker Eddie receives life-affirming understanding when he reaches the golden gates, encountering five pivotal people from his life with whom his connections were far stronger than he could have ever imagined. If you’ve ever looked at life’s twists and turns and thought, “Why?” The Five People You Meet in Heaven offers a sentimental reassurance.