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The O'Briens by Peter Behrens.. A real family saga comes along once every couple of decades (Think: Beyond The Bedroom Wall), so when one does, it’s time to delete your email account and wallow, no distractions.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Stunningly lyric . . . A work of richly emphatic imagination that reminds us once again how powerful historical fiction can be in skilled hands."

The Los Angeles Times

"A novel that animates the past this vibrantly should make volumes of mere history blush. ‘Life burns hot,’ Fergus thinks, and so do these pages."

Washington Post Book World

Author bio: Peter Behrens is a Canadian novelist, screenwriter and short story writer. His debut novel, The Law of Dreams, won the 2006 Governor General's Award for English fiction. Behrens was born and raised in Montreal, where he studied at Concordia University and McGill University. His earliest short fiction can be found in Best Canadian Stories 1978 and Best Canadian Stories 1979, and in his debut short story collection, Night Driving (1987). He subsequently worked in Hollywood as a screenwriter; though he continued to publish short stories and essays in Canadian and American magazines, he did not publish another book until The Law of Dreams, his novel of a homeless lad thrown off his lands by the Ireland's Great Potato Famine. Behrens currently lives in Maine with his family. More information can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Peter-Behrens/e/B001JP29N6/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

Book Details: General Fiction; (400 pp. Multiversal: Kindle/Audiobook/Print Editions)

Publisher Website: http://www.randomhouse.com/book/212113/the-obriens-by-peter-behrens/9780307379931/

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