The Half Brother A Novel

By: LeCraw, Holly

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272pp. 8vo. Brown paper and cloth over boards, author has signed her name only to the title page. Book is unread, unmarked, unclipped, tight, clean, and Brodart protected. A stated First Edition, book also has a complete number line from 1-10. Gift quality. Author also wrote "The Swimming Pool."


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A passionate, provocative story ofcomplex family bonds and the search for identity set within the ivy-covered walls of a New England boarding school
When Charlie Garrett arrives as a young teacher at the shabby-yet-genteel Abbott School, he finds a world steeped in privilege and tradition. Fresh out of college and barely older than the students he teaches, Charlie longs to leave his complicated southern childhood behind and find his place in the rarefied world of Abbottsford. Before long he is drawn to May Bankhead, the daughter of the legendary school chaplain; but when he discovers he cannot be with her, he forces himself to break her heart, and she leaves Abbott he believes forever. He hunkers down in his house in the foothills of Massachusetts, thinking his sacrifice has contained the damage and controlled their fates.
But nearly a decade later, his peace is shattered when his golden-boy half brother, Nick, comes to Abbott to teach and May returns as a teacher as well. Students and teachers alike are drawn by Nick s magnetism, and even May falls under his spell. When Charlie pushes his brother and his first love together, with what he believes are the best of intentions, a love triangle ensues that is haunted by desire, regret, and a long-buried mystery.
With wisdom and emotional generosity, LeCraw takes us through a year that transforms both the teachers and students of Abbott forever. Page-turning, lyrical, and ambitious, The Half Brother is a powerful examination of family, loyalty, and love."

Title: The Half Brother A Novel

Author Name: LeCraw, Holly

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 2015

ISBN Number: 0385531958

ISBN Number 13: 9780385531955

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As new

Jacket Condition: as new Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0001815