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The O'Briens

Author: Peter Behrens; 3M Company.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An unforgettable saga of love, loss, and exhilarating change spanning half a century in the lives of a restless family, from the author of the acclaimed novel The Law of Dreams.?The O?Briens is a family story unlike any told before, a tale that pours straight from the heart of a splendid, tragic, ambitious clan. In Joe O?Brien?grandson of a potato-famine emigrant, and a backwoods boy, railroad magnate, patriarch,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Behrens; 3M Company.
ISBN: 9780307907097 0307907090
OCLC Number: 841314147
Notes: Electronic book.
Description: 1 online resource 1 online resource (416 pages)
Responsibility: Behrens, Peter.
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An unforgettable saga of love, loss, and exhilarating change spanning half a century in the lives of a restless family, from the author of the acclaimed novel The Law of Dreams.?The O?Briens is a family story unlike any told before, a tale that pours straight from the heart of a splendid, tragic, ambitious clan. In Joe O?Brien?grandson of a potato-famine emigrant, and a backwoods boy, railroad magnate, patriarch, brooding soul?Peter Behrens gives us a fiercely compelling man who exchanges isolation and poverty in the Canadian wilds for a share in the dazzling riches and consuming sorrows of the twentieth century.?When Joe meets Iseult Wilkins in Venice, California, the story of their courtship?told in Behrens?s gorgeous, honed style?becomes the first movement in a symphony of the generations. Husband and wife, brothers, sisters-in-law, children and grandchildren, the O?Briens engage unselfconsciously with their century, and we experience their times not as historical tableaux but as lives passionately lived. At the heart of this clan?at the heart of the novel?is mystery and madness grounded in the history of Irish sorrow. The O?Briens is the story of a man, a marriage, and a family, told with epic precision and wondrous imagination.

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