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Monday, July 20, 2015
The Half Brother
After graduating Harvard, Charlie Garrett makes his way to a
small private school in New England that is as quaint as a storybook. He is offered a teaching position in the English department and even though he still resembles a student himself, decides it's as good a place as any to start adult life. His love of literature and rapport with the students is a huge success and Charlie becomes a beloved part of the Abbott family. But Charlie's real family is complicated. His search for a father figure pushes him towards intense friendships and simultaneously his very first love, May. Years later when his mother, Anita, reveals an ugly truth Charlie's life is turned upside down and even though he is hidden away in this small private world, the arrival of his step brother Nick confuses things further. This novel about family, love, hope and truth - is beautifully written. The words so carefully chosen. I absolutely will be looking forward to reading more from this talented author, Holly LeCraw.