March: A Novel

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Penguin Books, 2006 - Fiction - 289 pages
18 Reviews

From Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has animated the character of the absent father, March, and crafted a story "filled with the ache of love and marriage and with the power of war upon the mind and heart of one unforgettable man" (Sue Monk Kidd). With"pitch-perfect writing" (USA Today), Brooks follows March as he leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause in the Civil War. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs. A lushly written, wholly original tale steeped in the details of another time, March secures Geraldine Brooks's place as a renowned author of historical fiction.

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User Review  - Clif Hostetler - Goodreads

Poignant story--carefully crafted; Two strong women--broken man; Puritan morals--a Dr Zhivago style love triangle; Ideals of a holy cause--realities of war; Glorious march to war--hell on earth; Happy ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gary the SophistiCat - Goodreads

In March, Geraldine Brooks imaginatively writes a back story for Little Women by turning a beloved children's novel into an adult tour de force. She takes on many of the critical social issues facing ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Geraldine Brooks is the author of Year of Wonders and the nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence. Previously, Brooks was a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, stationed in Bosnia, Somalia, and the Middle East. END

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