These days, I have been feeling a bit ADD. Seems like I have more time for just snippets, so reading a mag seems more efficient than just a few pages in a book. I started a few book a month or so ago, and finally finished one of them!
March by Geraldine Brooks, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2006. I like to read Pulitzer Prize winners as I assume they have to be at least well written, if nothing else. (Tho I think Waiting by Ha Jin was a PP winner, and I did not enjoy it at all. And really didn’t think it was well written.)
She takes the absentee father from Little Women and weaves a story where he is the main character. He is a Chaplain in the Union Army, and it is a it like a historical fiction. I enjoyed it. It was an easy read and interesting plot line. She delves a little into how slaves were treated, and it is horrific (human decency clearly skipped some people – to be able to treat another human being so poorly, just because they look a little different). And shows that even people on the Union side, still had their prejudices. To think, that this all took place less than 200 years ago is really amazing.