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March, by Geraldine Brooks

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Anastasia (anastasiaharris) | 1366 comments This is my week 35 award winning book.

Geraldine Brooks gives us the story of the absent father from Louisa May Alcott's Little Women - and conjures a world of brutality, stubborn courage and transcendent love. An idealistic abolitionist, March has gone as chaplain to serve the Union cause. But the war tests his faith not only in the Union - which is also capable of barbarism and racism - but in himself. As he recovers from a near-fatal illness, March must reassemble and reconnect with his family, who have no idea of what he has endured. A love story set in a time of catastrophe, March explores the passions between a man and a woman, the tenderness of parent and child, and the life-changing power of an ardently held belief.

I was disappointed with this one. Her other books Year of Wonders and People of the Book were amazing, much more deserving of a Pulitzer prize than this one.

Emily (emilyesears) | 412 comments I enjoyed this one--I read it for the award-winning book prompt for the Popsugar 2015 challenge.

I have only read this one and The Secret Chord by her.

Anastasia (anastasiaharris) | 1366 comments Did you like The Secret Chord?

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