Paperback March / Geraldine Brooks.
Publication year: 2006
Publisher: London : Harper Perennial,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780007165872 (pbk.) : 0007165870 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: Fourth Estate, 2005.
John March is the father of the girls from the classic novel 'Little Women'. Here we see him as abolitionist and idealistic chaplain on the front lines of a war that tests his faith in himself and in the Union. As he recovers from a near-fatal illness, he finds a way to reconnect with his family.
280 p. ; 20 cm.
A wonderful read. Many themes are covered - war, slavery, abolitionist, and anti-abolitionist movement, but overall, it's about human behaviour, relationships and misunderstandings. Beautifully written, it is a real paper-turner. Be warned, some of the war hospital scenes have gruesome descriptions!