THE BRETHREN: The perfect scam: the wrong victim.
They are finetuning a mail scam, and it's starting to really work.
It ensnares the wrong victim, a powerful man on the outside, a man with dangerous friends, and The Brethren's days of quietly marking time are over.A PAINTED HOUSE: The land is as unforgiving as its people.September 1952.
Luke Chandler is a seven-year-old who lives with his family in a small, unpainted house on rented land.
In the next six weeks, the Chandlers and a hired band of hill people and Mexicans must bring in the cotton that is their livelihood and the guarantee of their survival on the land.Soon heat, rain, fatigue, a killing and the unraveling of a family secret threaten to destroy the Chandlers' hopes and will transport Luke abruptly from childhood innocence to experience.(from paperbackswap.com)