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The Comfort of Our Kind

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  26 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Situated between two mountain ridges, the New England town of Franklin Notch celebrates its history and the characters who have forged it. The cornerstone of its heritage is Talbert’s Treaty, an eighteenth-century agreement between the original settlers and the Sagaweh Indian nation---as discovered by local historian Wes Moffatt, ex-host of a regionally famous kiddie TV sh ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published March 18th 2008 by Thomas Dunne Books
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Mar 24, 2009 John rated it liked it
This is the story of the Moffatt family of New Hampshire. Wes Moffatt is a local cable television celebrity who claims to be an authority on his small town's history, including the Talbert Treaty signed many years earlier by the Native American inhabitants of the land and the white settlers. His wife, who everyone, even her children, call Sister, is a former nun who maintains her highly religious sentiments and has visions of the future His son, Daniel "Boone" Moffatt, is the town's police chief ...more
Sep 14, 2008 liz rated it it was amazing
Oh, you know. Just the story of your average New England family where the mom is a nun and the kids have to fight off the Devil. What?! You never read one of those before?? Man, are you in for a treat. I wish this wasn't the author's first novel, and he had more books I could read.

"Why do you let him bother you so much?"
"Because everything always goes his way. It's so annoying. Nobody should be that selfish and have that much good luck. I have to work so hard to get anything I want, and he just
Aug 21, 2008 Lesley rated it really liked it
I am LOVING this book. It is so different -- a storyline that in other hands I don't think I would like. A nun marries a tv clown, has 3 children she promises to train to be part of the army of saints... not what I would normally choose. But, the story is great, there is a wonderful sense of humor to the whole thing, and it takes place in NH.

I'm at that point where I want to read it because I'm enjoying it so much, but I don't want to read it because I don't want it to end.

It carried through all
Jun 04, 2008 Sissy rated it it was amazing
Funny but biting, sad and scary at times but always, hopeful. For some reason, this story awoke a certainty of faith that I was looking for. It was fate because I was just rifling through the new books at the library, not expecting to find anything in the new fiction section and all of a sudden, I was half way through the first chapter of this book. I HAD to take it home and finish it! It's about family and there's nothing more important than that.
Sep 15, 2008 Tracy rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
Weird. In retrospect, it's a new take on "The Devil and Daniel Webster." It was entertaining, fun characters, and it does happen in New Hampshire.
Sep 23, 2008 Mary rated it liked it
Recommended to Mary by: Jane L.
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The characters were good and the story -- though odd -- was compelling. The New Hampshire details were sometimes wrong, which I found distracting however.
Jan 24, 2013 Gregory rated it really liked it
Strange, but interesting. Very ingratiating characters. Not my usual read but it was a nice change of pace.
Dec 02, 2008 Tricia rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It was so original, the characters are great. I just didn't want it to end.
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