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My Brother Michael

Pecan brownies for the soul

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The love affair of Myra Sims and Gabriel Catts will break your heart. And Claybird Catts will steal it. Janis Owens’s three novels centering on the life of Myra—who has a past more tragic than most, and a present she just can’t seem to hold on to—are beautifully haunting. My Brother Michael is told from Gabriel Catts’s perspective, but puts the reader smack dab in the middle of events concerning Myra Sims, while in Myra Sims, the title character tells her own story. The Schooling of Claybird Catts completes the trilogy, and is told from Myra’s son Claybird’s point of view. As Gabriel agonizes over his desire for Myra in My Brother Michael, the draw of pecan brownies by the…

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