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The Ties that Bind: Take Two

A rich selection of three novels and one memoir that explores family and deals with some of the most emotional aspects of blood relationships: the generational divide, communication, betrayal, reconciliation, forgiveness, and love.

Books in this Series

  • Jane Smiley, A Thousand Acres
  • Larry Watson, Montana 1948
  • David and Daniel Hays, My Old Man and the Sea
  • Reynolds Price, The Promise of Rest

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