For the longest time I have avoided reading March by Geraldine Brooks. I just wasn’t interested in Mr. March and had had my fill of Bronson Alcott. March, however, is enjoying tremendous popularity right now due to the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
I subscribe to different key words on Google to keep with with all things Louisa and March came up again and again … and again! I felt like I was being sent a message – “Read this book!” and so I decided to dive in.
It seems like a great book to read alongside Little Women.
So far I am finding the writing to be powerful. I am also very glad I did the background reading (and writing) on Bronson Alcott because already I recognize much of what I read about his history in Mr. March. (If you want to see what I’ve written on Bronson, click here for a list of posts).
Although all of the articles I’ve read online have raved about March, there were several very critical reviews on Amazon.
I just plan to go with the flow on this one. I do love reading about the Civil War and have a wonderful Civil War Atlas that I will read along with these two books.
It should make for some rich discussion. 🙂
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