As they do in many of Alcott’s stories, bright girls and resourceful women play prominent roles.
Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale is about a little girl who envisions beauty in the light of her last remaining matches as she faces death on New Year’s Eve. Let us take a cue from a master storyteller and remember that endings always make room for rebirth.
Dashiell Hammett’s glittering gem of detective fiction has entertained generations of readers.
Silas Marner may be one of the most beguiling stories a reader will ever find. George Eliot, born Mary Ann Evans, wrote with originality and sensitivity about religion, family, shame, and redemption.
Hans Christian Anderson’s tale is about a fir tree so eager for greater things that he cannot appreciate living in the moment.