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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - browner56 - LibraryThing
It seems that writing effective historical fiction is tricky business. In producing a fictionalized account of actual events involving real people, an author has to walk a fine line of remaining ... Read full review
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I began this book with the understanding that it was about Mr. March's experiences during the Civil War. That was true, but, happily, that was only part of it. It was also about his life before the ... Read full review