Fragile Beasts by Tawni O'Dell
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Fragile Beasts Summary
When their hard-drinking, but loving, father dies in a car accident, teenage brothers Kyle and Klint Hayes face a bleak prospect: leaving their Pennsylvania hometown for an uncertain life in Arizona with the mother who ran out on them years ago. But in a strange twist of fate, their towns matriarch, an eccentric, wealthy old woman whose family once owned the county coal mines, hears the boys story. Candace Jack doesnt have an ounce of maternal instinct, yet for reasons she does not even understand herself, she is compelled to offer them a home.
Fragile Beasts Reviews
"O'Dell's eye for class conflict remains as sharp as ever, but she's broadened the reach of her sympathies, tamed her taste for lurid plotting and found new depths in her subject matter and her human understanding." - Kirkus Reviews
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Rated of 5
Tawni O'Dell Author Biography
Tawni O'Dell is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels
Sister Mine, Coal Run, Fragile Beasts, and Back Roads, which was an
Oprah's Book Club pick and a Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection. Back
Roads is currently in development to be made into a film by Michael Ohoven
at Infinity Media, the producer of the Academy-Award-winning, Capote.
She is also a contributor to the anthology, Becoming Myself: Reflections on
Growing Up Female.
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