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Brotherly Love
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  • Sep.28.2011
  • 9781426996153
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Paperback
  • Sep.28.2011
  • 9781426996146

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"When Dayton was hammering the staples into the wood, Grandpa cut a window on each end. Then he made a door for us... Our clubhouse was finished."   Dalton Giesick's short memoir Brotherly Love depicts the author's early childhood years, being the all too brief moment in time that he was able to spend with his little brother, Dayton. The book describes those early years in a fleeting but endearing way. At the center of the story is the family's relocation to Colorado, the boys' moving in with their grandparents during that short duration, and the heart-wrenching changes the family endures once they have moved out West. Part coming of age story and part eulogy, Giesick's treatment of his subject is heart-felt and gentle. His book is a sweet and tender read and the author's presentation of his memories of Dayton is much in tune with how an adult would treat a...
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"When Dayton was hammering the staples into the wood, Grandpa cut a window on each end. Then he made a door for us... Our clubhouse was finished."

 

Dalton Giesick's short memoir Brotherly Love depicts the author's early childhood years, being the all too brief moment in time that he was able to spend with his little brother, Dayton. The book describes those early years in a fleeting but endearing way. At the center of the story is the family's relocation to Colorado, the boys' moving in with their grandparents during that short duration, and the heart-wrenching changes the family endures once they have moved out West.

Part coming of age story and part eulogy, Giesick's treatment of his subject is heart-felt and gentle. His book is a sweet and tender read and the author's presentation of his memories of Dayton is much in tune with how an adult would treat a young child. A quick, yet powerful read, Giesick's writing is strong and tight. There are foreboding moments embedded throughout the story alluding to Dayton's disappearance. Although anticipated, the last revelation is both unexpected to the narrator and reader.

Brotherly Love is a tribute to a little boy with a large heart and an even bigger soul, Brotherly Love is a big brother's beautiful telling of the precious and too brief an instant he spent in the company of his little brother. Although short, the time that the author spent with Dayton was deeply transformative for himself, and by telling his story the author was able to provide this transformation for his readers.

-The US Review of Books


 

Brotherly Love is a true, inspirational story that is sure to appeal to readers with siblings, as well as those who have that one special person they may sometimes take for granted or who have lost someone special they have cared about.

-Trafford press


 

There are few things more shattering than the sudden death of a small child. It's a parent's worst nightmare; one many never fully recover from. But young siblings also suffer mightily, their confusion and fear often forgotten in the vortex of the grown-ups' grief.

-Blue Ink review

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Prologue 

I remember what happened as if it were yesterday, but it was 

more than ten years ago, when I was eight years old. It all 

started around midnight. A bright light came into my room 

through the window and woke me up. I could see from my 

alarm clock that it was way past my bedtime. I was sleepy but 

curious, so I jumped out of bed, walked over to my window, 

and peeked through the blinds. My eyes opened wide as I 

gazed at what looked like hundreds of police cars, ambulances, 

and fire trucks with their lights flashing. Although all these 

cars were directly in front of my house, I thought, they can’t 

be at our house; there’s no way. 

But they were. Little did I know that this night would 

change my life forever.

 

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About Dalton

Dear Red Room,

My name is Dalton Giesick, I am in my early 20's and just recently wrote my book, Brotherly Love. I dedicated Brotherly Love to my little brother, about the adventures that we had together before his death at age four. This book deals...

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