The Brothers Story

Katherine Sturtevant

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Teenage twins Kit and Christy have grown up amid grinding poverty in their Essex village. As Christy has been “simple” from birth, Kit is literally his brother’s keeper. But the latest hardships visited upon their country home by the Great Frost of 1683–84 bring Kit to frustration and despair, and he abandons Christy to make his way to London, seeking to better himself. There he finds work as an apprentice to a struggling artist and much else to take his mind off what he has left behind. But the time comes when he can no longer ignore the problem of his brother.

A fascinating portrait of a young person struggling to balance family and freedom, The Brothers Story is also a frank depiction of Restoration London in its bawdy, raucous glory.

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Praise for The Brothers Story

“Sturtevant’s book is not only a stunning story but a challenging and deeply satisfying work of social conscience.” —Starred, Booklist

“An era comes alive in this tale of a young man's awakening to his life's call.” —Starred, Publishers Weekly


“Sturtevant . . . subtly weaves in details that bring the setting to life, including the sights and sounds of London.” —VOYA

“Packed with authentic period detail, this is a lively adventure that merits a sequel.”Horn Book

Solid, engrossing effort for a teen audience.” —Starred, Kirkus Reviews


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Katherine Sturtevant

KATHERINE STURTEVANT has previously written At the Sign of the Star, a Booklist Editors’ Choice, and its sequel, A True and Faithful Narrative, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, among other accolades. The author lives in Berkeley, California.

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The Brothers Story
Katherine Sturtevant

Hardcover

Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
November 2009
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374309923
ISBN10: 0374309922
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages, Author's note
Age Range: 14 to 18
Grade Range: 9 and up
$16.99

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
November 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429952804
ISBN10: 1429952806
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages, Author's note
Age Range: 14 to 18
Grade Range: 9 and up
$7.99
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