In this imaginative historical novel and companion to the much-loved classic, Meg, Beth, and Amy March come into their own—not just as portrayed by their sister Jo, the “author” of Little Women and Louisa May Alcott’s alter-ego—but as vibrant and unforgettable characters grappling with societal strictures, queer love, motherhood, chronic illness, artistic ambition, and more…Four sisters, each as different as can be. Through the eyes and words of Jo, their characters and destinies became known to millions. But Jo, for all her insight, could not always know what was in her sisters’ thoughts, or in their hearts. Now, with Jo away in New York to pursue her literary ambitions, Meg, Beth, and Amy follow their own paths as authors Liz Parker, Ally Malinenko, and Linda Epstein draw inspiration from Alcott’s real-life sisters, giving the other March women room to reveal themselves through conversations, private correspondence, and intimate moments—coming alive in ways that might surprise even daring, unconventional Jo.…Meg, newly married with young twins, struggles to find the contentment that Marmee assured her would come with domesticity. Unhappy and unfulfilled, she turns to her garden, finding there not just a hobby but a calling that will allow her to help other women in turn. Beth knows her time is limited. Still, part of her longs to break out of her suffocating cocoon at home, however briefly. A new acquaintance turns into something more, offering unexpected, quiet joy. Amy, traveling in Europe while she pursues her goal of becoming an artist, is keenly aware of the expectation that she will save the family by marrying well. Through the course of her journey, she discovers how she can remain true to herself, true to her art, and true to the love that was always meant to be.