March

March

Geraldine Brooks

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and Richard and Judy pick. From the author of the acclaimed ‘Year of Wonders’ and ‘People of the Book’, a historical novel and love story set during a time of catastrophe on the front lines of the American Civil War. Set during the American Civil War, ‘March’ tells the story of John March, known to us as the father away from his family of girls in ‘Little Women’, Louisa May Alcott’s classic American novel. In Brooks’s telling, March emerges as an abolitionist and idealistic chaplain on the front lines of a war that tests his faith in himself and in the Union cause when he learns that his side, too, is capable of barbarism and racism. As he recovers from a near-fatal illness in a Washington hospital, he must reassemble the shards of 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. As Alcott drew on her real-life sisters in shaping the characters of her little women, so Brooks turned to the journals and letters of Bronson Alcott, Louisa May’s father, an idealistic educator, animal rights exponent and abolitionist who was a friend and confidante of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. The story spans the vibrant intellectual world of Concord and the sensuous antebellum South, through to the first year of the Civil War as the North reels under a series of unexpected defeats. Like her bestselling ‘Year of Wonders’, ‘March’ follows an unconventional love story. It explores the passions between a man and a woman, the tenderness of parent and child, and the life-changing power of an ardently held belief.

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    Geraldine Brooks (1955) è cresciuta nella periferia di Sydney e ha frequentato il Bethlehem College Ashfield e l'Università di Sydney. Ha lavorato come reporter per il "Sydney Morning Herald" e, dopo un master in giornalismo, per il "Wall Street Journal", dove si occupò delle crisi in Medio Oriente, in Africa e nei Balcani. Nel 1990 ottenne il premio Overseas Press Club per il miglior reportage sulla Guerra del Golfo. In seguito lavorò anche per il "New York Times" e per il "Washington Post", sempre come corrispondente di guerra.Nel 1994 ha pubblicato il suo primo libro, Padrone del desiderio: L'universo nascosto delle donne musulmane (Sperling & Kupfer, 1998). Del 1997 è Padrona del mio destino (Sperling &... Approfondisci
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