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The O'Briens

(2012)
A novel by

 
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.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: The O'Briens
Author(s): Peter Behrens
ISBN: 0-307-37993-0 / 978-0-307-37993-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2011 : Canada Hardback
Title: The O'Briens
Author(s): Peter Behrens
ISBN: 0-88784-229-1 / 978-0-88784-229-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Availability: Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2013 : Canada Paperback
Title: The O'Briens (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): Peter Behrens
ISBN: 1-4596-6458-2 / 978-1-4596-6458-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Availability: Amazon CA   

March 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: The O'Briens
Author(s): Peter Behrens
ISBN: 0-307-74438-8 / 978-0-307-74438-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

April 2012 : Canada Paperback
Title: The O'briens
Author(s): Peter Behrens
ISBN: 1-77089-033-5 / 978-1-77089-033-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Availability: Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

March 2012 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The O'Briens
Author(s): Peter Behrens
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   

July 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The O'Briens
Author(s): Peter Behrens
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Availability: Amazon CA   



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