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Tyler, Anne
New York : Ballantine Books, 1992.
ISBN 0449911608
Ian 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.
SUBJECTS:     Brothers  -- Fiction
                        Guilt  -- Fiction
                        Family life  -- Fiction


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