A brother's blood: a novel

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HarperCollins Publishers, Oct 1, 1996 - Fiction - 323 pages
11 Reviews
This extraordinarily engrossing literary mystery exposes a little-known chapter of twentieth-century history - the detention of nearly 400,000 German prisoners of war in the U.S. during World War II. The landscape of rural Maine provided a surreal sort of shelter for these most reviled casualties during the war. While many prisoners served their time peacefully enough, some escaped and others - like the brother of Wolfgang Kallick - were simply reported to have died. A Brother's Blood commences decades after the war, with Wolfgang Kallick's arrival in America to learn the details of his brother Dieter's death. When he discovers that Dieter escaped from the camp and was found dead months later, he vows to find out how his brother died. Libby, a flinty local woman who grew up during the war, is drawn into the drama, only to find that her family is implicated. After her brother is slain, Libby undertakes her own quest for solutions to both deaths - suspecting they are somehow related - and exposes a darkness beyond her imagining.

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User Review  - Melanie - Goodreads

Interesting premise, although the writing didn't always capture my full attention. Read full review

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User Review  - Terri - Goodreads

The books should have been better. But there were times when I just skipped some lines and chapters. The plot was good, An older woman brings her recovering alcoholic brother home to take care of, and ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1996)

Michael White's previous novels include the "New York Times" Notable Book "A Brother's Blood" as well as "The Garden of Martyrs" and "Soul Catcher", both Connecticut Book of the Year finalists. He is the director of Fairfield University's MFA program in creative writing, and lives in Connecticut.