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The Short History of a Prince by Jane Hamilton
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Jul 10, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: modernfiction
Read in July, 2008

Walter McCloud is a typical high school boy concerned with his friends and his interests. Then everything changes when his older brother is diagnosed with cancer. The book alternates between Walter's current life as a single gay man in 1995 adjusting to life as a teacher in a small Wisconsin town and Walter's teenage life in 1972-73 dealing with his family's devastation as they confront Daniel's illness.

There are so many touching and wrenching events in the past and present life of Walter. It's a book that reveals quiet yet life-altering moments shared by family and friends during happy and difficult times. I will not soon forget this book.

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