I was glad when I heard that this book had won the Pulitzer Prize. Maybe it is that the Pulitzer is a bit more accessible than some other prizes, but it seems to me that the winners, particularly this year's, are actually readable books that can be read and enjoyed for their story, not just for their writing or language!
I read March last year and highly recommend it! The story is written taking the gaps from the Louisa May Alcott classic Little Women and filling them in. The main character is Mr March, the father who is missing during the action in Little Women, off serving as a chaplain during the Civil War.
It helps that Geraldine Brooks is an Aussie as well, although I haven't seen too much excitement here in the press.