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.
Reading for an essay. Thought it was gonna be very boring. However, after listening to some of it, I didn’t want to put it down. It was a great story and didn’t disappoint.
So disappointing. Boring and dated at best.
You will want to do violence
You will want to do violence to this protagonist. This book would be a better satire, as the protagonist often acts in foolish, short sighted ways which are ludicrous. The man March never appears to learn from his experiences, so one is treated to an excessively long novel with no hope of improvement. It ends by annoying the listener with its extraordinary preachiness and block-headed self righteousness.