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kindle Ï March author Geraldine Brooks Ò Paperback ¿ ❮BOOKS❯ ✯ March ⚡ Author Geraldine Brooks – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk Winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for FictionFrom the author of the acclaimed Year of Wonders a historical novel and love story set during a time of catastrophe on the 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 I have wanted to read this book for years Now that I have I'm left with the wish that I'd stayed clearIt's not that this is a terrible book There are parts to this story I really enjoyed and it served as a great reminder of how powerful Civil War historical fiction can be But the characters Other than Grace I would say no thank youNow Little Women is one of my all time favorite books That proved to be part of the problem It was so weird to me that these fictional characters who had lived in their own little compartment in the world of imagination for so many years for me were now interacting with real life figures like Ralph Waldo Emmerson and Henry David Thoreau and John Brown The March family sure did get around historical style Mr March himself is insufferable He is sanctimonious and always seems to do the exact wrong thing at the exact wrong time He's terrible to his wife prizing public civility over her very human emotions When one of his wealthy relatives or less tries to buy his eldest daughter Marmee is outraged as nearly any parent would be in that situation Mr March is outraged too at his wife He actually makes her go apologize to this old bat He's also shocked that his daughter would lie to bounty hunters about the runaway slaves hiding in their house You'll go to the trouble to hide slaves but lying to keep them safe is a shade too far The man only seemed to evoke Christianity when it would do harm to others The author changed so much about Alcott's characters why not go that extra step and kill off dear Mr March He was certainly selfishly determined to do it and at least the book would have had a satisfying endingI'm only ever going to be able to enjoy Little Women again if I forget about this book

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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 MARCH is the story of a once wealthy man with strong abolitionist convictions who leaves his wife and children behind to minister to union troops hoping to free and educate slavesSet during the Civil War MARCH is filled with slavery's abominable cruelties that test a man's faith in humanity and unmask shortcomings that haunt him during a life threatening illnessAs the father in Alcott's Little Women this 2006 Pultizer Prize winner depicts Mr March's tumultuous life during wartime with only bits of connection to his family but is a great read nonetheless

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March author Geraldine BrooWinner of the Pulitzer Prize for FictionFrom the author of the acclaimed Year of Wonders a historical novel and love story set during a time of catastrophe on the front lines of the American Civil War Acclaimed author Geraldine Brooks gives us the story of the absent father from Louisa May Alcott' I wanted desperately to like this book And I sort of did Little Women is one of my wife's favs and I'm a sucker for Civil War novels all five billion of 'em But this book though elegantly written struck me as too schmaltzy and too overly preachy to enjoy It was also a wee bit predictable as a Civ War novel Brooks made sure to hit the Twelve Points of the True CW Novel 1 interracial romance 2 old urbane southern woman with power 3 the meat and stench of the field hospital 4 inverted moral systems 5 corrupt or failed preachers 6 the moral clarity of the narrator compared to those other dirty racists with bad teeth 7 powder and ball 8 a well stocked plantation library 9 gorgeous educated slave women who turn out to be of mixed blood 10 the senseless suffering of women and children at the home front 11 hot liberal indignation somewhere in New England and 12 southern families torn apart by Visigothic Union soldiers who smash grand pianos Did I miss anything Well neither did Brooks Nevertheless March is a wonderful idea and as an exciting alter universe for Little Women it probably has no peer

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