Hitting shelves this week is Holly LeCraw’s sophomore novel The Half Brother. This book is set in a New England prep school and is the story of a teacher and his complicated family and personal relationships. I love a good boarding school novel and can’t wait to dive into this one. Read on to find out more about the book and how to win a copy for yourself!
About the book:
A passionate, provocative story of complex family bonds and the search for identity set within the ivy-covered walls of a New England boarding school.
When Charlie Garrett arrives as a young teacher at the shabby-yet-genteel Abbott School, he finds a world steeped in privilege and tradition. Fresh out of college and barely older than the students he teaches, Charlie longs to leave his complicated southern childhood behind and find his place in the rarefied world of Abbottsford. Before long he is drawn to May Bankhead, the daughter of the legendary school chaplain, but when he discovers he cannot be with her, he forces himself to break her heart, and she leaves Abbott—he believes forever. He hunkers down in his house in the foothills of Massachusetts, thinking his sacrifice has contained the damage and controlled their fates.
Nearly a decade later, his peace is shattered when his golden-boy half brother, Nick, comes to Abbott to teach, and May returns as a teacher as well. Students and teachers alike are drawn by Nick’s magnetism, and even May falls under his spell. When Charlie pushes his brother and his first love together, with what he believes are the best of intentions, a love triangle ensues that is haunted by desire, regret, and a long-buried mystery.
With wisdom and emotional generosity, LeCraw takes us through a year that transforms both the teachers and students of Abbott forever. Page-turning, lyrical, and ambitious, The Half Brother is a powerful examination of family, loyalty, and love.
The Half Brother by Holly LeCraw
On Sale: February 17, 2015
Hardcover, 288 pages
Read an Excerpt of The Half Brother
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My friends at Doubleday are generously offering a copy of The Half Brother to one lucky reader. Giveaway is open to US residents and runs until Feb. 26.
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