March

Brooks, Geraldine. March. Penguin Books (New York: 2005).

MarchImpressive reimagining from the point of view of Mr. March, father in The Little Women, using Bronson Alcott as a model. March is an idealistic, well-meaning, but flawed man who volunteers himself into the Civil War, tries to make a difference, and ends up feeling that he failed the people who really needed him. Interestingly, these aren’t his wife, a feisty Marmee, nor his little women. For writers: A solid example of revisiting a classic from an unexpected angle. This book tells a new story, brings life to an underwritten character, and at the same time deepens our original experience.



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