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Issue Details: First known date: 2005 2005
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"An idealistic abolitionist, March has gone as chaplain to serve the Union cause. But the war tests his faith not only in the Union, which is also capable of barbarism and racism, but in himself. As he recovers from a near-fatal illness, March must reassemble and reconnect with his family, who have no idea of what he has endured. A love story set in a time of catastrophe, March 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." -- Book Jacket

Notes

  • March tells the story of the predominantly absent father depicted in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women.
  • Dedication: For Darleen and Cassie - by no means little women.
  • Selected as the featured book for British television's, The Richard & Judy Book Club on 8 March 2006.
  • Brooks based March's voice on the journals and letters of Bronson Alcott, Louisa May's father - a friend and confidant of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. In Brook'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.--Adapted from Trove.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Fourth Estate , 2005 .
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      Extent: 346p.
      ISBN: 0732278414
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Penguin USA , 2005 .
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      Extent: 280p.
      ISBN: 9780143036661
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Viking , 2005 .
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      Extent: 280p.
      Reprinted: 2008
      ISBN: 0670033359; 9780670033355
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2006 .
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      Extent: 346, 16p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes a sixteen page 'P.S.' section that features an interview with Brooks and facts about the novel's background. The latter is written by the author.
      ISBN: 9780732278427, 0732278422
Alternative title: Auf freiem Feld
Language: German
      • Publisher: Btb
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      Extent: 349p.
      ISBN: 3442733138

Works about this Work

A Civil War for Delicate Minds Greer Gamble , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , January-February vol. 56 no. 1/2 2012; (p. 60-61)
Fictions Mine History for Truth and Humanity Stella Clarke , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 October 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
The Silver Age of Fiction Peter Pierce , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 110-115)
Peter Pierce looks at contemporary Australian fiction to define Australia's 'Silver Age of Australian fiction' .
Untitled Stefanie Schäfer , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Zweiundzwanzig amerikanische Romane aus dem neuen Jahrhundert: literaturkritische Essays zur Einführung 2009; (p. 85-94)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
A Sense of Discarded Gifts Carmen Callil , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , February vol. 3 no. 1 2008; (p. 3-5)
Brook's March to Acclaim 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 17 January 2007; (p. 2)
Undercover Susan Wyndham , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-16 April 2006; (p. 30)
A column canvassing current literary news including the book sales that followed Geraldine Brooks's March being featured on the UK's Richard and Judy Show, and Peter Carey's response to Susan Wyndham's 'A Love-Hate Story' (published in the SMH, 1-2 April 2006.)
The Richard and Judy Effect Geraldine Brooks , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Times , 31 March 2006;
As a result of March being selected as a featured book on the United Kingdom's Richard and Judy Show, Geraldine Brookes attended the British Book Awards. In this column she comments on the evening.
Novel Approach Wins Pulitzer Susan Wyndham , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 April 2006; (p. 3)
Spoils from the Battlefield Susan Wyndham , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 April 2006; (p. 13)
Author of Her Own Success Larry Schwartz , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 22 April 2006; (p. 8)
March a Winner All Round Gia Metherell , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 April 2006; (p. 17)
Aussie Interloper Amanda Hodge , David Nason , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 19 April 2006; (p. 3)
Here We Go Again! 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 281 2006; (p. 1)
Aussie Book Triumph Ray Chesterton , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Daily Telegraph , 19 April 2006; (p. 11)
Australian Joins Pulitzer Elite with Homage to Classic Novel Susan Wyndham , Larry Schwartz , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 19 April 2006; (p. 3)
Taking History on Trust Stella Clarke , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , September vol. 1 no. 1 2006; (p. 12-13)
Clarke argues that the fiction of Geraldine Brooks and Kate Grenville 'exploits our historical amnesia in order to please themselves and their audiences. Clarke concludes that 'Brooks and Grenville give us the then and now through the exploration of different viewpoints. They may privilege those of their less plausible and more enlightened characters, but in the process they also set modern faiths in dialogue with history. Their novels remind us of the immense distance travelled, and the value of carrying on. They do what historians cannot do, through the different, imagined voices that a novel can carry. They set up a conversation with the past. Ultimately, Brooks and Grenville offer dialogic "acts" of remembrance and that, surely, is a gift.'
Untitled Daniel Shealy , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The New England Quarterly , March vol. 79 no. 1 2006; (p. 163-166)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
The Understory of Little Women Stacy Carson Hubbard , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Michigan Quarterly Review , Fall vol. 45 no. 4 2006; (p. 722-726)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
Untitled Faye Shortal , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 20 no. 2 2006; (p. 23)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
Chaplain at Large Ruth Morse , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 25 February no. 5317 2005; (p. 22)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
Faith of Their Father Karen Joy Fowler , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Washington Post , 13 March 2005; (p. TO9)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
Pictures from a Peculiar Institution Thomas Mallon , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 27 March vol. 110 no. 13 2005; (p. 11)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
Feat Begins with a Grain of Salt Lucy Clark , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Telegraph , 27 March 2005; (p. 82)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
Our Father 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Economist , 26 March 2005; (p. 374)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
Civil War Revisted Bron Sibree , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 26 - 27 March 2005; (p. 8)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
Little Women March Off to War Bron Sibree , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 2 April 2005; (p. 7)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
The Women's Man Katharine England , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 2 April 2005; (p. 12)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? Peter Pierce , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 2 April 2005; (p. 5)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
Uncivil Side of War Debra Adelaide , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2-3 April 2005; (p. 12-13)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
Mr March Mandy Sayer , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Bulletin The , 12 April vol. 123 no. 6465 2005; (p. 89)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
Forward Marches the Family Catherine Keenan , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 10 April 2005; (p. 72)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
No Safe Havens Brenda Niall , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 270 2005; (p. 44)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
In the War Zone Phil Brown , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 27 April - 3 May no. 536 2005; (p. 10-11)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
Untitled Kerry White , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 20 no. 2 2005; (p. 10)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
March of Time Delia Falconer , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Limelight , May 2005; (p. 48-49)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
From the Adult Bookshelf... 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 13 no. 4 2005; (p. 44)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
Untitled Daniel Shealy , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The New England Quarterly , March vol. 79 no. 1 2006; (p. 163-166)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
The Understory of Little Women Stacy Carson Hubbard , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Michigan Quarterly Review , Fall vol. 45 no. 4 2006; (p. 722-726)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
Untitled Faye Shortal , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 20 no. 2 2006; (p. 23)

— Review of March Geraldine Brooks 2005 single work novel
The Home Front Murray Waldren , 2005 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 19-20 March 2005; (p. 4-6)
Marching On With Another Novel Idea Bron Sibree , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 April 2005; (p. 11-12)
March to the Front Catherine Keenan , 2005 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9-10 April 2005; (p. 22)
A Life Beyond Bland Street Jane Sullivan , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 30 April 2005; (p. 3)
A Question of Character that Runs and Runs Michelle Griffin , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 7 May 2005; (p. 3)
Meeting Mr March 2005 single work interview
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , May vol. 84 no. 10 2005; (p. 11)
The Year's Work in Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 50 no. 2005; (p. 56-67)
Shortlisted books for the 2004-2005 Miles Franklin Literary Award.
Undercover Susan Wyndham , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-16 April 2006; (p. 30)
A column canvassing current literary news including the book sales that followed Geraldine Brooks's March being featured on the UK's Richard and Judy Show, and Peter Carey's response to Susan Wyndham's 'A Love-Hate Story' (published in the SMH, 1-2 April 2006.)
The Richard and Judy Effect Geraldine Brooks , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Times , 31 March 2006;
As a result of March being selected as a featured book on the United Kingdom's Richard and Judy Show, Geraldine Brookes attended the British Book Awards. In this column she comments on the evening.
Novel Approach Wins Pulitzer Susan Wyndham , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 April 2006; (p. 3)
Spoils from the Battlefield Susan Wyndham , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 April 2006; (p. 13)
Author of Her Own Success Larry Schwartz , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 22 April 2006; (p. 8)
March a Winner All Round Gia Metherell , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 April 2006; (p. 17)
Aussie Interloper Amanda Hodge , David Nason , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 19 April 2006; (p. 3)
Here We Go Again! 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 281 2006; (p. 1)
Aussie Book Triumph Ray Chesterton , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Daily Telegraph , 19 April 2006; (p. 11)
Australian Joins Pulitzer Elite with Homage to Classic Novel Susan Wyndham , Larry Schwartz , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 19 April 2006; (p. 3)
Taking History on Trust Stella Clarke , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , September vol. 1 no. 1 2006; (p. 12-13)
Clarke argues that the fiction of Geraldine Brooks and Kate Grenville 'exploits our historical amnesia in order to please themselves and their audiences. Clarke concludes that 'Brooks and Grenville give us the then and now through the exploration of different viewpoints. They may privilege those of their less plausible and more enlightened characters, but in the process they also set modern faiths in dialogue with history. Their novels remind us of the immense distance travelled, and the value of carrying on. They do what historians cannot do, through the different, imagined voices that a novel can carry. They set up a conversation with the past. Ultimately, Brooks and Grenville offer dialogic "acts" of remembrance and that, surely, is a gift.'
Brook's March to Acclaim 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 17 January 2007; (p. 2)
A Sense of Discarded Gifts Carmen Callil , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , February vol. 3 no. 1 2008; (p. 3-5)
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