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Peter Behrens is the author of The Law of Dreams (which received Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction and was published around the world to wide acclaim) and Night Driving, a collection of short stories. His stories and essays have appeared in many publications, including The Atlantic and Tin House. Honors he has received include a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University’s Creative Writing Program.
Prefer history books. O'Briens used too many adjectives and descriptions./ Although I read the whole book, in retrospect, I could have skipped over many of the too detailed... Read morePublished 12 days ago by David E. O'Keeffe
I found it discouraging. Life is hard but I didn't like a book without hope.Published 1 month ago by Shawn M. Anderson
All of the characters were in their own morose little worlds. I finished the book and was glad when it was over.Published 4 months ago by mysterymom
Waited for something to happen, but it fizzled out. Good writing, good story but lacked full vision. Not my favoritePublished 5 months ago by Ted
Early trauma in an exceedingly poor, traumatized Irish immigrant family is tracked into the next generation. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Eleanor Cowan
I really liked this book. I would put it down only to pick it back up. Had to keep finding out what the characters were doing!!
Lots of stars.
it was very enjoyable from beginning to end. i would have like to read more as the family goes on to the next generation.Published 13 months ago by myrna
If you are a historical fiction fan and love family sagas this Peter Behren's book is for you. Being a fan of Peter Behrens I could feel the connection between the patriarch... Read morePublished 14 months ago by anthony delfino
I was very disappointed in the book given the rave reviews. It started out really well....good character development. Solid plot lines. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Weekly Reader