- Pub. Date: October 2010
- Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
- ISBN-13: 9780316033787
- ISBN: 0316033782
From the Publisher
“There’s little love in eight-year-old Tom Bedford’s life. His parents are old and remote, and the boarding school they’ve sent him to bristles with bullies and sadistic staff. The only comfort he gets is from his fantasy world of cowboys and Indians. But when his sister, Diane, a rising star of stage and screen, falls in love with one of his idols, the suave TV cowboy Ray Montane, Tom’s existence is transformed. They move to Hollywood and all his dreams seem to come true. Soon, however, the sinister side of Tinseltown casts its shadow and a shocking act of violence changes their lives forever.” “What happened all those years ago remains a secret that corrodes Tom’s life and wrecks his marriage. Only when his estranged son, a US Marine, is charged with murder do the events resurface, forcing Tom to confront his demons. As he struggles to save his son’s life, he will learn the true meaning of bravery.” Powerfully written and intensely moving, The Brave traces the legacy of violence behind the myth of the American West and explores our quest for love and identity, the fallibility of heroes and the devastating effects of family secrets.
SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FROM THE PUBLISHER AND DOES NOT EFFECT THIS REVIEW:
THE BRAVE by Nicholas Evans is an contemporary fiction set in 1950’s and modern day Montana,England, and Iraq. It is well written. It does go back and forth between the past and present. It has struggles, family secrets, mistakes in the past,courage, reconcilation, death penalty,divorce, soldiers, the past haunting, a fight to save a life and true bravery.The characters are real, the plot interesting, and the overall story is brillantly excuted. If you enjoy will life characters, their struggles, courage and love you will enjoy this one. Although, this story moves backwards and forwards with events, it is easy to follow the plot and storyline. This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher and details can be found at Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.
REVIEWED BY: April Renn