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The O'Briens by Peter Behrens
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Jul 01, 2011

really liked it
Read from July 01 to 11, 2011

This is a family saga with a sweep of just over 60 years, spanning the first half of the 20th century. It moves briskly and I found it impossible to put down for the last 150 pages or so. Behrens does much better with character development here than he did with his first novel, "The Law of Dreams". The female characters, in particular, fare better this time. You may not like the main character, Joe O'Brien, but by the end of the novel you will respect him.
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