Maureen Corrigan discussed Eve LaPlante’s Marmee and Louisa in Salon, writing: “What was the single most memorable character from a 2012 book? Honestly, Louisa May Alcott’s mother, Abigail, who is one of the subjects of Eve LaPlante’s dual biography called Marmee & Louisa, is someone I knew nothing about and whose activist life and tart, intelligent writing just blew me away.”