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Kings of the Earth by Jon Clinch
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May 24, 2012

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Read in January, 2012

This book has a rural setting in upstate New York and is the story of three brothers who are dairy farmers. The book has several narrators and the main time period is 1990 with flashbacks to prior years. One of the brothers, Vernon has died and the plot focuses on how he died. Another main character is Tom, the brothers' nephew, who is growing marijuana on their land, lots of marijuana and storing it in the barn and selling it. The brothers' neighbor Preston is also prominent in the book; he is constantly checking on their daily activities and giving them advice. This is a fast read with short narratives and many blank pages, and I was interested in what happened to Vernon. And I particularly liked Preston and his compassion and helpfulness with the brothers, but I didn't love the book and was happy to finish it.

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