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March - by Geraldine Brooks (Paperback)

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About the Book



From Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women," Brooks has taken the character of the absent father, March, and has added adult resonance to portray the moral complexity of war and a marriage tested by the demands of extreme idealism.



Book Synopsis



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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"Brilliant...Geraldine Brooks' new novel, March, is a very great book....Brooks has magnificently wielded the novelist's license."--Beth Kephart, Chicago Tribune

"A beautifully wrought story....Gripping....A taut plot, vivid characters and provocative issues."--Heller McAlpin, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Honorable, elegant and true."--John Freeman, The Wall Street Journal

"Harrowing and moving...In her previous book, Year of Wonders, Geraldine Brooks proved herself to be a wonderful novelist. March has all the same virtues...casting a spell that lasts much longer than the reading of it."--Karen Joy Fowler, The Washington Post World

"Wholly original...deeply engaging."--Ron Charles, The Christian Science Monitor

"Inspired... A disturbing, supple, and deeply satisfying story, put together with craft and care and imagery worthy of a poet."--The Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Louisa May Alcott would be well pleased."--The Economist



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Geraldine Brooks is the author of five novels: the Pulitzer Prize-winning March; the international bestsellers Caleb's Crossing, People of the Book, and Year of Wonders; and, most recently, The Secret Chord. She has also written the acclaimed nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence. Born and raised in Australia, she lives on Martha's Vinyard with her husband, the author Tony Horwitz, and their two sons.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.76 Inches (H) x 5.22 Inches (W) x .64 Inches (D)
Weight: .45 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Sub-Genre: Historical
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Number of Pages: 320
Publisher: Penguin Books
Theme: General
Format: Paperback
Author: Geraldine Brooks
Language: English
Street Date: February 1, 2006
TCIN: 11338189
UPC: 9780143036661
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-6275
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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