MARCH by Geraldine Brooks

Links for the East Side Readers' discussion.
Additional links:
Massachusetts Historical Society | Founded in 1791
Underground Railroad Resources
Underground Railroad Quilt Code
Underground Railroad Quilts & Quilting for Abolitionist Fairs
Underground Railroad Quilt Myth - Quilt History Myths
Underground Railroad--History of Slavery, Pictures, Information (National Geographic)
The Underground Railroad on PBS
Civil Disobedience and the Underground Railroad
Underground Railroad-- The Wayside, Concord, MA
Abolitionism - Wiki
John Brown
John Brown (abolitionist) - Wiki
The Ponds -- from Walden, by Henry Thoreau (p. 81)
Thoreau PHOTO
Henry David Thoreau - Wiki
Emerson - Images
Louisa May Alcott - Google Images
Louisa May Alcott Text
Louisa May Alcott – Wiki
Amos Bronson Alcott Text
Orchard House - Home of the Alcotts
Bronson & The Tree - photo
Dr. William Ellery Channing - Wiki
Slaves in a cotton field (illus)
Photo of cotton
Cotton: From Field to Fabric- The Process in Pictures


East Sider said...

Thanks for the lovely turnout & discussion of Geraldine Brooks's MARCH. A wonderful time was had by all (or so I'm told), both reading & discussing. Oh, except for one reader, who was sure that Louisa May Alcott must be -quote - "... turning over in her grave."

Here we see the inherent difficulty of continuing the story of an existing iconic character... Chandler's Marlowe continued by Parker, Doyle's Holmes continued by Chabon & Laurie King, Dicken's Drood, Eyre's Mrs. Rochester by Rhys.... can you think of others? They are usually disliked, not up to the standard of the original, excoriated beyond proportion. Same thing often happens in movies & tv when one writer inherits another's creation.

Former East Sider Erica breezed into town over the weekend and stopped by the store to say hello. She lives in Washington now... but when she was in LA, could not replicate her East Side Reading experience, so she started her own book club in the local Barnes & Noble, reading many of the same books as we did. Way to go, Erica! You are a brave soul, opting for Real Lit in the face of celebrity-hunters & semi-starlets. { wild applause }. Anyway....

BB said...

Sorry to say that I won't be back in Florida until November, so I'll miss March. I did read it a while ago, though, (as recommended by my "Bookmarks" magazine) and thoroughly enjoyed it. During the same time frame, I happened to read My Jim, based on the character of the wife that Huckleberry Finn's escaped slave left behind. The two books complemented each other, in my mind.