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The Law of Similars

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Publisher Comments:

" The Law of Similars is fast-paced and absorbing. Few writers can manipulate a plot with Bohjalian's grace and power."-The New York Times Book Review

From the number one bestselling author of Midwives comes this riveting medical thriller about a lawyer, a homeopath, and a tragic death.  When one of homeopath Carissa Lake's patients falls into an allergy-induced coma, possibly due to her prescribed remedy, Leland Fowler's office starts investigating the case.  

But Leland is also one of Carissa's patients, and he is begining to realize that he has fallen in love with her.  As love and legal obligations collide, Leland comes face-to-face with an ethical dilemma of enormous proportions.  Graceful, intelligent, and suspenseful, The Law of Similars is a powerful examination of the links between hope and hubris, love and deception.

Review:

"In this novel, Bohjalian returns to a familiar, and previously successful, formula. A practitioner of alternative medicine, in this case homeopathy, is implicated in the death of one of her patients. A loved one, here her new lover, an assistant district attorney, falsifies evidence to protect her from possible legal responsibility for her actions. Unfortunately, avoiding legal peril does not save this homeopath from feeling personal responsibility, thus imperiling her relationships with those around her. This time around, however, Bohjalian's formula rings less true. The characters are less well developed, and the plot suffers from overly heavy foreshadowing. I found myself irritated with, more than sympathetic to, the main character. The author needs to move away from his tired explorations of the relationship, if any, between personal and legal responsibility, and move on to other matters." Reviewed by Andrew Witmer, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

Synopsis:

" The Law of Similars is fast-paced and absorbing. Few writers can manipulate a plot with Bohjalian's grace and power."-The New York Times Book Review

From the number one bestselling

About the Author

Chris Bohjalian is the author of eight novels, including Midwives, (a # 1 New York Times bestseller and an Oprahs Book Club® selection), Trans-Sister Radio, and The Buffalo Soldier—as well as Idyll Banter, a collection of magazine essays and newspaper columns.

His work has been translated into seventeen languages, been published in twenty countries, and twice become acclaimed movies, (“Midwives” and “Past the Bleachers”).  In 2002 and he won the New England Book Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679771470
Author:
Bohjalian, Chris A.
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Author:
Bohjalian, Chris A.
Author:
Chris Bohjalian
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Legal
Subject:
Legal stories
Subject:
Women physicians
Subject:
Homeopathic physicians
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Series Volume:
00-R12
Publication Date:
20000331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.09x5.13x.71 in. .53 lbs.

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