My Brother Michael

My Brother Michael

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Mary Stewart, author of many bestselling novels, has been often compared with the Bront#65533; sisters. Her 1960 classic My Brother Michael, with its superb mingling of romance and suspense, its vivid descriptions and overtone of impending disaster, is further evidence that the comparison is richly deserved. Perhaps Camilla Haven unintentionally invoked the gods that afternoon in the crowded Athens caf#65533; when she wrote to a friend, "Nothing ever happens to me." But a few hours later, an extraordinary train of events had dispatched Camilla to Delphi, to be in the company of a charming but quietly determined Englishman named Simon Lester. Simon told Camilla he had come to the ancient Greek ruins to "appease the shade" of his brother Michael, killed some fourteen years earlier on Parnassus. From a curious letter Michael had written, Simon believed his brother had stumbled upon something of great importance hidden in the craggy reaches of the mountainside. And then Simon and Camilla learned that they were not alone in their search . . .
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, 2010
ISBN: 9781556529832
155652983X
Branch Call Number: FICTION STEWART 2010
Characteristics: 255 p. ; 21 cm

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Be careful what you wish for...you may indeed prefer the idle life where nothing much happens to you.


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Jul 17, 2016

I always find Mary Stewart to be a fun read. The descriptions of Delphi, Greece are wonderful.

bookmaster5000 Dec 16, 2009

Mary Stewart first published Madam will you talk? in 1956. She has her own style of writing romantic suspense novels. I love all her books, especially Nine coaches waiting, Moonspinners, and My brother Michael. The plots are very intriguing. Many times they concern victims or criminals of The war, by which she is referring to World War II. These books take you back and you have to remember that they were written in the 50’s and 60’s. They are rather brutal for their times complete with throat slashing and use of the b-word, but provide a sense of nostalgia which is very addictive. Staff picks 2008

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