March: A Novel

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Penguin Books, 2006 - Fiction - 289 pages
6 Reviews
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize--a powerful love story set against the backdrop of the Civil War, from the author of The Secret Chord.

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  - ginagoodman3 -

This book was difficult to follow. It was interesting learning a new perspective about the Civil War and I found I was drawn in by the characters but I had a difficult time with the sequencing of the story. It was definatley a great value. Read full review

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User Review  - JEMartin - Borders

My library is reading this for the January book club. I don't often select book sequals written by contemporary writers, especially those dealing with a classic work. That said, this was a satisfying ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Geraldine Brooks is the author of four novels, the Pulitzer Prize-winning March and the international bestsellers Caleb's Crossing, People of the Book, and Year of Wonders. She has also written the acclaimed nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence. Her most recent novel, Caleb's Crossing, was the winner of the New England Book Award for Fiction and the Christianity Today Book Award, and was a finalist for the Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction. Born and raised in Australia, she lives on Martha's Vineyard with her husband, the author Tony Horwitz.

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