- ISBN: 9780307907097 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Date Published: 2012.
|Summary, etc.:|| An unforgettable saga of love, loss, and exhilarating change spanning half a century in the lives of a restless family.The O'Briens is a family story unlike any you have read, a tale that pours straight from the heart of a splendid, tragic, ambitious clan. In Joe O'Brien--backwoods boy, railroad magnate, patriarch, brooding soul--Peter Behrens gives us a fiercely compelling character who exchanges isolation and poverty in the Canadian wilds for a share in the dazzling possibilities and consuming sorrows of the twentieth century. When Joe meets Iseult Wilkins in Venice-by-the-Sea, California, the story of their courtship--told in Behrens's gorgeous, honed style--becomes the first movement in a symphony of the generations. The O'Briens is the story of a marriage and a family moving through history--from the first flying machines, through two world wars, to the election of JFK--told with epic precision and wondrous imagination.From the Hardcover...
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Anchor, 2012. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2483 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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