Giving the people more Alcott

A Nashville-area man spends his days in the library, reading old periodicals in search of unknown works by beloved, long-dead authors like Louisa May Alcott and Laura Ingalls Wilder. He wants to publish them.

Hines found a forgotten Alcott story titled “Patty’s Place” while looking through a 1920 copy of St. Nicholas magazine for children in the Nashville library. He published that story as “The Quiet Little Woman,” along with another story he found, “Kate’s Choice,” and sold about 350,000 copies.

“There are people out there who want to read Louisa May Alcott,” said Hines, who lives in Nolensville, about 15 miles southeast of Nashville. “That made me wonder if there was more material out there.”


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