SPEAK TO ME, BROTHER by Anne Miller Downes


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A story of a gentle spirit emerging in its particular splendor revolves about Val Macrae, oldest daughter in a poor but proud and cultured family, who mothers her younger brothers and sisters to maturity in a father-lost household with a mother increasingly crippled. Brilliant Phil, her older brother, gives up his education for those of his siblings as he works in a bank; he is an unwilling sacrifice when he takes a prison term for a banker's dishonest son, but returns to the homestead relased to write his music, no longer troubled by his malformation in a home which Val keeps for her brother and husband. For Val, the growth of her family, including the forsaken child of a wayward cousin, the caring for loved ones and talent to write are sufficient riches to which material wealth is ultimately added by inheritance. A pleasant, upright story of hearth and heart.

Pub Date: Sept. 8th, 1954
Publisher: Lippincott