Amber has today's #OMPReads - MARCH by Geraldine Brooks! "With the latest version of LITTLE WOMEN in the theaters now, and all the new covers of the book coming through the store, I was reminded of MARCH by Geraldine Brooks, a favorite read of mine a few years ago (and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2006). It’s the story of the patriarch of the March family, who is mostly absent from the story in LITTLE WOMEN, and his experience as an abolitionist and a chaplain during the Civil War, and how this time changed him. If you want a different perspective on the well-known sisters and Marmee, this is worth a read!"
From Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has animated the character of the absent father, March, and crafted a story "filled with the ache of love and marriage and with the power of war upon the mind and heart of one unforgettable man" (Sue Monk Kidd). With "pitch-perfect writing" (USA Today), Brooks follows March as he leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause in the Civil War. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs. A lushly written, wholly original tale steeped in the details of another time, March secures Geraldine Brooks's place as a renowned author of historical fiction.