The Half Brother: A Novel

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A passionate, provocative story of complex 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.
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Grouped Work ID 491f715b-7ad9-78d7-ab1f-a98fa03801be
Grouping Title half brother
Grouping Author lecraw holly
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Last Grouping Update 2019-02-16 23:36:02PM
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display_description "Fresh out of college and barely older than the students he teaches, Charlie longs to find his place in the rarefied world of Abbottsford. He is particularly drawn to the school chaplain, Preston Bankhead, and Preston's beautiful daughter, May. Then Charlie's younger half brother Nick arrives on campus ... Teachers welcome him warmly, students stay late to talk after class, and May Bankhead proves susceptible to his magnetic draw. As Charlie sees the unmistakable connection between his first love and his half brother, he struggles with emotions far more complicated than mere jealousy"--
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subject_facet Boarding schools -- Fiction, Brothers -- Fiction, Family secrets -- Fiction, First loves -- Fiction, Massachusetts -- Fiction, Sibling rivalry -- Fiction
title_display The Half Brother : A Novel
title_full The Half Brother : A Novel / Holly LeCraw, The Half Brother A Novel
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topic_facet Boarding schools, Brothers, Family secrets, Fiction, First loves, Literature, Sibling rivalry