March by Geraldine Brooks audiobook

March

By Geraldine Brooks
Read by Richard Easton

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780792734734

  • ISBN: 9780792735069

Runtime: 10.31 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has taken the character of the absent father, March, who has gone off to war, leaving his wife and daughters to make do in mean times. To evoke him, Brooks turned to the journals and letters of Bronson Alcott, Louisa May's father—a friend and confidant of Emerson and Thoreau. In Brooks's telling, 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Honorable, elegant and true.” The Wall Street Journal
“A beautifully wrought story…Gripping…A taut plot, vivid characters and provocative issues.” Los Angeles Times
“Brilliant…Geraldine Brooks’ new novel,  March, is a very great book…Brooks has magnificently wielded the novelist’s license.” Chicago Tribune
“The author’s extensive research provides the details of time and place that make this tale so compelling. Richard Easton’s delivery is flawless—the characters are complex, their encounters, realistic.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Geraldine Brooks

Author Bio: Geraldine Brooks

Geraldine Brooks is the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of March, Year of Wonders, and People of the Book and the nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence. She was previously a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal in Bosnia, Somalia, and the Middle East. Born and raised in Australia, she lives on Martha’s Vineyard with her husband, Tony Horwitz, and their two sons.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 10.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English