Friday, March 28, 2008



Brooks, Geraldine. 2005. March. New York: Penguin. ISBN 0143036661

Plot Summary
Winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize, this book tells the other side of Little Women--the absent dad. What was he doing in the South during the Civil War? Why did he care so much about certain slaves? Why could he not write the truth in the letters home? The story shows the dicotomy of what Mr. March endured and what he wrote home to his family.

Critical Analysis
I enjoyed reading the narrative by Geraldine Brooks. She researched what could have happened to Mr. March and created a wonderful story. Reading this book makes me want to re-read Louisa May Alcott's story.

I read this for a group called Faith Lit. One of the concerns mentioned about this book is there are no strong men. What is the nature of March's march?
--growing up story (disallusioned) naive, innocence
--military--forced walk; disciplined march
--walks/marches all throughout the novel
--hero's journey?

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