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From the best-selling author of Midwives comes a startlingly powerful story of three people whose lives are irrevocably changed by illness, healing, and love.

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 page-turning 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.

About the Author

Chris Bohjalian is the author of five acclaimed novels, including Midwives. He lives in Lincoln, Vermont, with his wife, photographer Victoria Blewer, and their daughter, Grace Experience.

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Bohjalian, Chris A.
Random House
Chris Bohjalian
New York :
Women physicians
Women physicians -- Fiction.
Homeopathic physicians -- Fiction.
Homeopathic physicians
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
February 1999
Trade Cloth
9.25x6.26x.98 in. 1.23 lbs.

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