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The Brothers K by David James Duncan
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Dec 30, 08

Read in December, 2008

One of the top 5 books I've read in the last 20 years. I loved the way the narration was done---primarily that of one character, but occasionally the story moves along by way of the various characters' letters to each others or kids' school reports that tell the story. Narration by pre-teen and teen boys causes some fantastic laughs. Felt the book was really rich with the nuanced layers of family strife that's woven with terrible loyalty as well. Character evolution over many years as well. I cried at least twice. And I couldn't feel it coming....the book blindsided me with stuff that really reached out to me. Can't wait to read it again, except that I don't really do that....
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Danielle This is a fantastic book. David James Duncan is one of my favorite authors, if the size of this novel intimidates you try reading The River Why first.

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Carole I LOVE this book, and hopefully you will too.

Dolors Did you? read it again?
Or even better (for me), have you read his other work "The River Why"? Can't be as good, can it?

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