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Brother of the More Famous Jack by Barbara Trapido
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Jul 30, 2016

it was amazing
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Brother of the More Famous Jack was "recommended" to me by Kindle. I had never heard of the author or this book, which I assumed from the preface was widely read and LOVED in the UK. Published in 1982, it is a coming of age tale of Katherine, a university student in London in the 60s. She is "adopted" by her philosophy professor and his gregarious family full of precocious children. The book follows Katherine from the age of 18 until her 30s in 1980s. Katherine travels to Italy (where she faces some personal tragedies) back to London and finally to Ireland.

I finished this book in record time if that speaks to the readability. Katherine, as narrator, has a clear and realistic voice. Her surrogate family, the Goldmans, are just as real if not more eccentric.

Seek this one out!
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Reading Progress

July 24, 2016 – Started Reading
July 29, 2016 – Finished Reading
July 30, 2016 – Shelved
November 19, 2016 – Shelved as: favorites

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message 1: by Tina (new) - added it

Tina I'm going to add to the stacks since you speak so highly of it.


Debra I hope you enjoy it.


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