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Author: Ann Patchett
Tip and Teddy are becoming men under the very eyes of their adoptive father, Bernard Doyle. A student at Harvard, Tip is happiest in a lab, whilst Teddy thinks he has found his calling in the Church, and both are increasingly strained by their father's protective plans for them. But when they are involved in an accident on an icy road, the D...  more
ISBN-13: 9780747593225
ISBN-10: 0747593221
Publication Date: 6/2/2008
Pages: 352
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  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
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2.9 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Great characters and interesting, well written story.
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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We read this book for our Book Club Discussion Group. Almost everyone enjoyed it, but all of us felt it needed some expansion on parts of the story line and character development. We felt there were too many partially answered ?s. I recommend it, but would like to see the author take it more in-depth.
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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The best word I can think of to describe this fast, easy, emotional read is 'sweet'. More a novella than a novel, this book tells the story in an easy style of an adoptive family's almost accidental collision with the birth mother of the adopted sons. It is humorous and skims across the top of what must be gut-wrenching emotional issues for those who find themselves in similar situations. I enjoyed the read, but was left feeling like nothing had really been either explored in depth, or resolved by the characters in the book.

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