I recently enjoyed reading March, a Pulitzer Prize winner by Geraldine Brooks. I love the way this story de-glamorizes the Civil War, which I feel is far enough removed from our immediate history that the humanity behind the struggle has been forgotten.
This is the story of Little Women from the perspective of the absent father, and themes include:
- education: styles, motivation, subjects
- benevolence and duty, obligation to family and community
- ownership: domination/ subordination, masters, slavery
- miscommunication despite best intentions