This sprawling novel concerns the lives of two generations in one family; of their loves both licit and illicit, of their work, and of their personal triumphs and tragedies. It is a story, at first, about the three Woodruff brothers: Peter, a businessman, Leonard, an artist, and Ike, an attorney and member of Congress who risks his political career to prevent a lynching and bring justice to a black man falsely accused of murder. And it is about George Islar, a thoughtful physician, and his beautiful wife, Margaret, who is loved by Leonard. It is a triumphant expression of the human spirit, of the artist and of the forces that inevitably mold the lives of each succeeding generation, told by a modern master who has lived to see all of the ages of man about which he so consummately writes.Give Mr. Defense some scuppernong jelly. He had been Mr. Defense at the table occasionally, in the preWashington days; no time for it now. He remembered the day old Jerry Clowe had made up his mind for him. aGo on run, Ike. Every young anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Make Believers|
|Publisher||:||Open Road Media - 2015-05-12|