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Book Review of March

Author: Geraldine Brooks
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Hardcover
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A beautifully written book, but some passages are tough to get through as it realistically portrays the horrors of war as seen through the eyes of the partriarch of Little Women's March family. Chaplain March is a dreamer who nearly loses everything in search of serving a higher purpose. Those of us who grew up loving Little Women will not recognize the marriage (or miscommunication and sometimes the lies told to hold it together) of Chaplain and Mrs. March. I would recommend this as a selection for a book club as there is much in it worthy of group discussion. Geralding Brooks does an outstanding job in her research for this book and it shows in her details. However, it lacks the warmth and charm of Alcott's novel.