3.15.2007

Book Review: March



March by Geraldine Brooks

This was the selected book for our adult book discussion group at the library, so I thought I better get a jump on my "assignment"!

This novel, winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize, takes a unique perspective on perennial classic Little Women by portraying Mr. March's year away from his family, and his strife and turmoil as he enlists as a chaplain in the army during the Civil War, deals with racism and abolition, and struggles to be a man his family could be proud of.

This novel is well plotted and well written, with lots of loose ends wrapping up throughout, and Brooks even brings us perspective from Marmee for parts of chapters.

Though it wasn't a book I would have selected to read myself, I'm glad I did. It's clever, thought provoking, and well written.

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