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was a typical college freshman until his brother's widow left three children
with no relative except his own arthritic mother and father who always
needed help with regular household chores. Ian finds it his duty -- he
had caused his brother's death by alleging the wife to be unfaithful to
him and the brother had a fatal accident shortly after. Ian quits school,
joins the second-chance church and gets into raising the three children.
He becomes a carpenter and shows unconditional love despite his third child's
radical hippy non-conformity. By the time he's 41, he realize he can concentrate
on his own life and discovers his youngest child's friend is the woman
of his dreams -- the clutter consultant.
Brothers -- Fiction
Guilt -- Fiction
Family life -- Fiction
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