Anne Boyd Rioux

Recovering Women's Voices * Telling Women's Stories

“Rioux’s deeply informed, multifaceted, ardently argued, and mind-expanding celebration of Little Women affirms its pleasures and significance as a tale ripe for reconsideration and recommendation to YA and adult readers across the gender spectrum.”Booklist starred review


As the beloved classic celebrates its 150th anniversary, discover the story of the novel that captured the imaginations of generations of girls.

Although I didn’t discover Little Women until my early twenties, that turned out to be the right time as I was trying to figure out what shape my life would take. Jo was a huge inspiration to me. As I discovered while writing this book, I’m not alone. Legions of women all over the world have been inspired by Louisa May Alcott’s novel. In Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters, I tell the story of Alcott writing the book and the life it has led on stage and screen and in readers’ minds ever since. 

Coming in August 2018

About Me

I am a writer and professor passionate about recovering women's voices and telling their stories. I teach, write, and speak about lesser known or undervalued women writers and issues of gender and literary history.

The Bluestocking Bulletin

Stay in touch! Each issue of my newsletter contains news about my writing projects (including the release of Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy), travels, and events, as well as a profile of a lesser-known woman writer and a round-up of recommended reading.


Reviews of the PBS/BBC production of Little Women, reflections on writing, and more. I'll be posting more extras here as the publication of Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy approaches, as well as documenting my experiences on the road talking about Little Women.

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