Review: March

Editorial Review - - Kathy Weissman

A friend of mine has a theory that you can tell a lot about someone from which of the Little Women she preferred. The trouble is, most people I know picked Jo. With her tomboyish ways and authorial ambitions, she was clearly a more thrilling model than Meg (too housewifely), Beth (too virtuous, and doomed besides), or Amy (vain and bratty). Still, for a lot of us avid readers, Marmee and her four ... Read full review

User reviews

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

For history lovers like me, those who want to be transported in time to truly sense the intensity and dynamics of the U.S. civil war, this is a brilliant book, one of Brooks' very best, similar in heartbreaking detail to 'A Year of Wonders'.
High points for me are the detail around the actual treatment of slaves, a rich inter-racial love story that effectively re-interprets the deepest meaning of freedom, and the condition of early hospitals/medicine at the time, all combined to make this a great, riveting and educational read. Five shining bright stars and a big thank you, as always, to Geraldine Brooks.
Eleanor Cowan, author of : A History of a Pedophile's Wife

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

All reviews - 137
5 stars - 38
4 stars - 56
3 stars - 26
2 stars - 14
1 star - 1

All reviews - 137

All reviews - 137
Kirkus - 1