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Author Brooks, Geraldine.

Title March : a novel / Geraldine Brooks
Published New York : Viking, [2005]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  820.914 B8733 A6/M 2005  AVAILABLE
Description 280 pages ; 25 cm
Summary "As the North reels under a series of unexpected defeats during the dark first year of the Civil War, one man leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs." "From Louisa May Alcott's classic Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has taken the character of the absent father, Mr. March, who has gone off to war leaving his wife and daughters to make do in mean times. In Brooks's telling, Mr. March emerges as an idealistic chaplain in the little known backwaters of a war that will test his faith in himself and in the Union cause as he learns that his side, too, is capable of acts of barbarism and racism. As he recovers from a near mortal illness, he must reassemble his shattered mind and body and find a way to reconnect with a wife and daughters who have no idea of the ordeals he has been through."--BOOK JACKET
Subject March family (Fictitious characters) -- Fiction.
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Soldiers -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.
War fiction.
LC no. 2004049496
ISBN 0670033359 hardback