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The brothers' keepers : a modern literary novel

Author: John H Paddison; Charles D Orvik
Publisher: [United States : CreateSpace, 2010]
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English
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"The brothers' keepers, a novel by John H. Paddison and Charles D. Orvik, is the saga of the Lambson brothers. The story takes place in the fictional town of Farmington, North Dakota, during and after the Great Depression. In a sensitive yet realistic way, the storyline develops around the neglect and then abandonment of five young boys by their alcoholic mother and drifter father, as well as their development under  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John H Paddison; Charles D Orvik
ISBN: 1453692010 9781453692011
OCLC Number: 708034961
Description: 308 p. ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: by John H. Paddison & Charles D. Orvik.

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"The brothers' keepers, a novel by John H. Paddison and Charles D. Orvik, is the saga of the Lambson brothers. The story takes place in the fictional town of Farmington, North Dakota, during and after the Great Depression. In a sensitive yet realistic way, the storyline develops around the neglect and then abandonment of five young boys by their alcoholic mother and drifter father, as well as their development under adverse physical and social conditions and their eventual outcome. Events of the story are structured so as to bring light upon two social ills that plague America today-child neglect and child abuse"--Back cover.

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Craftsmanship in writing seldom seen in modern literary works

by Paradoxical (WorldCat user published 2012-05-24) Excellent Permalink

Written with delicate craftsmanship and wisps of authentic colloquialisms (just enough to establish the setting and characters, but not so much as to interfere with the modern reader) The Brothers' Keepers reads like a period piece about boyhood in post-Depression America -- but only on the surface....
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by frugalck (WorldCat user published 2011-07-15) Excellent Permalink

The Brothers’ Keepers by John H. Paddison and Charles D. Orvik chronicles the progression of the five Lambson boys through the convolutions...
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