Law of Similars

by Chris Bohjalian | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0732264219 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wendyv of Blind Bight, Victoria Australia on 4/3/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by wendyv from Blind Bight, Victoria Australia on Saturday, April 03, 2010
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Two years after his wife's sudden, accidental death, a Vermont deputy state prosecutor, Leland Fowler, finds that the stress of raising their small daughter alone has left him with a chronic sore throat. Desperate to rid himself of a malady that has somehow managed to elude conventional medicine, Leland turns to homeopath Carissa Lake--who cures both his sore throat and the aching loneliness at the root of his symptoms.

Just days after Leland realizes he has fallen in love with the first woman who has mattered to him since his wife, one of Carissa's asthma patients falls into an allergy-induced coma. When Carissa comes under investigation, straight-arrow Leland is faced with a moral and ethical dilemma of enormous proportions.

Set against the ongoing clash between conventional and alternative medicine--between what we know science can offer and the miracles that always seem to be just beyond our reach--The Law of Similars is a haunting and deeply atmospheric tale.

Chris Bohjalian is known for the compassion and grace that mark his characters as well as for the sheer storytelling power that propels his fiction. With The Law of Similars, he has offered something more: a examination of the fragile threads that hold people together when the worst that can happen really does...and the unexpected and luminous ways we are made well. It is a remarkable achievement.


Journal Entry 2 by wendyv from Blind Bight, Victoria Australia on Sunday, April 04, 2010
I read this book some years ago and really liked it. I had read 'Midvives' by the same author after seeing him on oprah and reading that book which was fantastic. This one was also really rewarding, a bit different from what I would normally read but I liked it and can recommend it. I picked it up for a bargain at the Bittern market on Sunday 4th April, 2010, (Easter Sunday) and didn't realise until after I had walked away I had already read it. :) I know I will find someone who will love it on bookcrossing.

Journal Entry 3 by wendyv at Blind Bight, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, May 04, 2010

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Journal Entry 4 by wombles from Caboolture, Queensland Australia on Friday, May 14, 2010
I have also read Midwives, a long time ago, but I haven't read this, it looks interesting, thanks for sending it to me!

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