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Book Review of The Brothers K

The Brothers K
The Brothers K
Author: David James Duncan
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
kacey14 avatar reviewed The Brothers K on + 47 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4


I was raised in the area (SW Washington state) the book is set in, and in the religion (Seventh Day Adventist) that is featured prominently in the book, so I was really curious as to how this book would pan out. It's a bit of a long read, but hang in there. I found it to be engrossing, and challenging.

The book centers on the Chance family which includes Mama, Papa and 6 children. It is told from the perspective from several of the various children and take place mainly in the 60's and 70's. It may drag a bit if you don't like baseball as Papa Chance is an aspiring baseball pitcher and all the kids learn to live and breathe baseball. But it is so much more than a baseball story.

It's a story about various family crises, and ultimately the staying power of love. But don't get me wrong it's not sentimental schlock. Give it a try, I don't think you'll be disappointed.


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