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The Harris Family: A Novel
by R.M. Johnson
RM JOHNSON’S GRIPPING #1 ESSENCE BESTSELLER FEATURES THE UNFORGETTABLE BROTHERS FROM THE HARRIS MEN! Julius Harris walked out on his family twenty-five years ago—and not a moment goes by that he doesn’t regret it. Five years ago, after learning he had cancer, Julius reached out to his three grown sons in Chicago: his oldest, Austin, a successful attorney and divorced singl ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published December 26th 2012 by Pocket Books
(first published September 30th 2001)
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This book brought me to the memory of my father and me, father and son's relation. The feeling of hatred of my father's bad demeanor toward us during his life and the hatred feeling had been sneaking and eating up energy till I understood his love. My adult life has turned the hatred into remorse feeling that in the very late I realized that My father is the best daddy in the world "if only did I know all the control freaks of his is the epitome of fatherly love I bet I would even love me more ! ...more
Feb 10, 2013 Phillis rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: Friends to take on vacation.
Recommended to Phillis by: No one. I picked it up at a wholesale book store. The cover sold me.
I read "The Harris Family" a while ago and was so impressed with it that I sent R.M. Johnson an email (he answered me back -- thank you Mr. Johnson!). I plan to continue with the Harris Family saga. I could see this novel as a made for television movie. Some of the family issues are "typical"; I could almost guess some of the next moves but was still very surprised at some of the interactions between family and spouses. I'd recommend it.
RM Johnson was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. After high school, he served five years in the United States Army. After which he received his Bachelors degree in science, from the University of Louisiana. He worked as an x-ray technologist, and radiation therapist for a number of years while continuously working on his writing, and earned a Masters degree in creative writing from Chicago Sta ...moreMore about R.M. Johnson...