„March” Geraldine Brooks - 4 pazdziernika 2008


„March” Geraldine Brooks


As the North reels under a series of unexpected defeats during the dark first year of the Civil War, one man leave behind his family to aid the Union cause. His experience will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs.. Riveting and elegant as it is meticulously researched, March is an extraordinary novel woven out of the lore of American history by the author of the international bestseller Year of Wondres.
From Louisa May .Alcott’s beloved 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. To evoke his voice, Brooks turned to the journals and letters of Bronson Alcott, Louisa May’s father, a friend and confidant of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry- David Thoreau. 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. (1.)
Geraldine Brooks is the author of the novel Year of Wonder and the nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence. Previously, Brooks was correspondent for The Wall Street Journal in Bosnia, Somalia, and the Middle East. Born and raised in Australia, she lives in rural Virginia with her husband, the author Tony Horwitz, and their son.
(1.) Book information and book image courtesy of G. Brooks' website. http://www.geraldinebrooks.com/

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