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March

(2005)
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Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book
The Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year Best Book (nominee)
From 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. Set during the American Civil War, MARCH tells the story of John March, known to us as the father away from his family of girls in LITTLE WOMEN, Louisa May Alcott's classic American novel. In Brooks' telling, March emerges as an abolitionist and idealistic chaplain on the front lines of a war that tests his faith in himself and in the Union cause when he learns that his side, too, is capable of barbarism and racism. As he recovers from a near-fatal illness in a Washington hospital, he must reassemble the shards of his tattered 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. As Alcott drew on her real life sisters in shaping the characters of her little women, Brooks turned to the journals and letters of Bronson Alcott, Louisa May's father, an idealistic educator, animal rights exponent and abolitionist who was a friend and confidant of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. The story spans the vibrant intellectual world of Concord and the sensuous antebellum South, through to the first year of the Civil War as the north reels under a series of unexpected defeats. Like her bestselling YEAR OF WONDERS, MARCH is 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.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"March is that rare species: a serious popular novel that is not afraid to grapple with big ideas." - Douglas Kennedy


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October 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: March: A Novel
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March 2005 : Hardback
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January 2006 : UK Paperback
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March 2006 : UK Audio CD
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ISBN: 1-84607-170-4 / 978-1-84607-170-6 (UK edition)
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March 2005 : UK Audio Cassette
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March 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: March
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March 2005 : USA Audio CD
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March 2005 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: March (Charles Paris Mysteries)
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ISBN: 0-7927-3506-4 / 978-0-7927-3506-9 (USA edition)
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December 2011 : Australia Kindle edition
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July 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: March: A Love Story in a Time of War
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January 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: March: A Novel
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