Books David Colmer Books by David Colmer David Colmer has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about David Colmer You Must Read This Bound Together: Breaking Those Toxic Family Ties October 24, 2011 In the bucolic setting of The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker, the joys and pitfalls of sibling rivalry are given new life. Author Amy Waldman says the book's sparse prose and stark setting provide the backdrop for a moving story of familial resentment. Bound Together: Breaking Those Toxic Family Ties Listen · 4:00 4:00 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/141437673/145934011" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript iStockphoto.com Best Books Of 2009 A World Of Novels: Picks For Best Foreign Fiction December 4, 2009 2009's top works of foreign fiction, as picked by critic Jessa Crispin, feature a geography as wide ranging as their topics: genetic research, civil unrest, sibling resentment, and fairy-tale depictions of government corruption. Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'The Twin' December 4, 2009 Gerbrand Bakker's novel tells the story of a young man, Helmer, who has long avoided his family's small farm in the Dutch country-side and his ailing father. But when Helmer's twin brother dies in a car crash, Helmer is forced to return home.