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March: A Love Story In A Time Of War - Geraldine Brooks
March: A Love Story In A Time Of War
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780007165872 (0007165870)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 298
Edition language: English
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Ned Hayes Writing
Ned Hayes Writing rated it
4.5 Powerful historical fiction
Historical fiction with a powerful grounding in both the fictive world of Louisa May Alcott ("Little Women") as well as the real history of the American Civil War. A pitiable and complicated main character (March) leaves his family to fight in the war as a committed abolitionist. As the father of Jo...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it
4.5 March by Geraldine Brooks
This is more like it. When I read Little Women, I couldn't help but wonder where the real hardships of war or poverty were. The author told her readers that the family was poor, but they never seemed effected by it. The father was at war, but there was no serious concern for the thousands of men f...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
3.0 Review: March
As I read March, I repeatedly wondered why I wasn't enjoying this novel more. Initially, I thought my lack of adoration was the result of historical-fiction burnout. March feels and sounds like so many other novels I've read. And this may have been part of my disinterest. But I think a larger part o...
In Love of Books and Friendship
In Love of Books and Friendship rated it
4.0 March
Based on Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic Little Women, Geraldine Brooks brings us a parallel account of Peter March, the father of Meg, Jo Beth and Amy. Most of the story of Little Women has their father as absent while off to war. This fills in the blanks as to his whereabouts and adds a bit m...
Books, Dogs, and Other Blogs
Books, Dogs, and Other Blogs rated it
3.5 A little bittersweet.
This is the second book by Geraldine Brooks that I've read, and I love her voice and writing style. This book is based on the March family from Little Women, told from both Mr. March's point of view, as well as Marmee's. I'll preface this by saying that I tend to have a very hard time with war sto...
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