The Burgess Boys (Hardcover)

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge writes about three siblings who are less than lovable, yet utterly human. Bobby, the twin who lives with the guilt of having put the family car into gear as a toddler and killing their father, reminds one of a sad, humorless Bob Newhart. Older brother Jim--small town favorite son, Harvard Law grad--launched his career in a high profile case defending a popular soul singer who most likely did kill his girlfriend. Susan, Bobby's twin and an ophthalmologist at the local mall, never left Shirley Falls, Maine. When Susan's 19-year-old son, Zach, pitches a bloody pig's head into a mosque full of praying Somali refugees, Bobby and Jim reluctantly return home to help contain a troubled young man's impulsive act from sky rocketing into a national hate crime.

— Carol

Product Details
ISBN: 9781471127380
ISBN-10: 1471127389
Publisher: Simon & Schuster a CBS Company
Publication Date: March 6th, 2014
Pages: 320
Language: English