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Author Brooks, Geraldine.

Title March / Geraldine Brooks
Published Pymble, N.S.W. : Fourth Estate, 2005

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Description 346 pages ; 24 cm
Summary "Acclaimed author 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 to serve the Union cause as chaplain to the Federal troops. But the war tests his faith not only in the Union - which he learns is also capable of acts of barbarism and racism - but in himself. As he recovers from a near-fatal illness in a Washington hospital, he must reassemble the shards of his shattered mind and body and find a way to reconnect with a wife and daughters who have no idea of what he has endured. Taking inspiration from the real-life story of Alcott's father, 'March' spans the vibrant intellectual world of Concord and the sensuous South through the dark first year of the Civil War. A love story set in a time of catastrophe, it 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." - back cover
Subject March family (Fictitious characters) -- Fiction.
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Soldiers -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
ISBN 0732278414