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The Harris Family

The Harris Family

A Novel


Julius Harris walked out on his family twenty-five years ago—and not a moment goes by that he doesn’t regret it. Five years ago, after learning he had cancer, Julius reached out to his three grown sons in Chicago: his oldest, Austin, a successful attorney and divorced single dad; middle son Marcus, unable to commit to the woman he loves; and rebellious young Caleb, just released from prison and fighting to win back his baby mama and child. The brothers rejected Julius’s peacemaking attempt: it’s hard enough being there for one another, let alone for a father they haven’t seen in years. Nor are they sure they even want him in their lives.

But then Julius gets an unexpected gift—time—when his disease goes into remission. Will this miracle afford him one more chance to make up for his past mistakes?

RM Johnson’s “compassionate” (Booklist) sequel to The Harris Men is a moving testament to the power of family, love, and forgiveness.
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  • Pocket Books | 
  • 416 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781476704142 | 
  • December 2012
List Price $9.99

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Chapter 1

Julius Harris was exhausted as he sat in his car at eight in the morning. He hadn't gotten a full night's rest, and he felt awful. He reached forward, pulled the visor down to take a look at himself in the mirror, to see if he looked as bad as he felt.

What he saw was an unshaven, sixty-year-old man, who looked more like a one-hundred-year-old man. His hair was short and uncombed, dark circles hung under his tired, bloodshot eyes, and as he dropped his face in his hands, rubbing the graying stubble on it, he asked himself, Was he losing weight? Was he shedding pounds without even trying? He sank a thumb into the waist of... see more


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About the Author

RM Johnson
Photograph by Dina Perez

RM Johnson

R.M. Johnson is the author of nine novels, including bestsellers The Harris Family and The Million Dollar Divorce. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Chicago State University. He currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.




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