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Antiquelover
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Brothers Keeper??

I read a book many years ago about 2 brothers living in New York City, I believe their names were Randall and Seymour  They lived in the same house all of their lives and got more and more eccentric as they aged.  The book may have been titled "His Brother's Keeper" or "My Brother's Keeper".  It was based on real brothers, but the names were changed in the book.  I would love to find this book and read it again.  Thanks.:smileyhappy:

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Re: Brothers Keeper??

 


Antiquelover wrote:

I read a book many years ago about 2 brothers living in New York City, I believe their names were Randall and Seymour  They lived in the same house all of their lives and got more and more eccentric as they aged.  The book may have been titled "His Brother's Keeper" or "My Brother's Keeper".  It was based on real brothers, but the names were changed in the book.  I would love to find this book and read it again.  Thanks.:smileyhappy:


If I'm not mistaken, that would be My Brother's Keeper, by  Marcia Davenport. Sadly, I believe it's out of print.

 

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Re: Brothers Keeper??

That would be "My Brother's Keeper" by Marcia Davenport (whom, I might add has a very interesting backstory of her own) based the Collyer twins whose bodies were discovered under mounds of trash in their apartment. I also recall that the story appeared as an abridged version in either Reader's Digest or part of the Reader's Digest book compendiums (usually four books/stories in one hardcover).

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Re: Brothers Keeper??

Thanks Desert,

I googled "My Brother's Keeper" and found a great article on the Collyer brothers, even a photo of one of them.  I will look for the book in used book stores or on ebay.

Thanks for your help.  :womanvery-happy:

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Re: Brothers Keeper??

Thanks so much.  Please see my post below also.