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With Entering Normal and Leaving Eden, Anne LeClaire brilliantly probed the interior lives of women–friends, mothers, daughters–bringing to vivid life the conflict, surprises, and resilience of their complex relationships. Now in her new novel, The Law of Bound Hearts, LeClaire focuses her gaze on sisters, with the same compassion, insight, and startling breadth of emotion.

Sisters Libby and Sam Lewis were inseparable as little girls, best friends and soul mates. But a terrible event during in their 30s completely shatters their tender connection. Now the sisters live entirely unconnected lives. Happily married, Libby manages a spotless household, clings to schedules, and maintains a vigorous exercise routine; a pastry chef who harbors no romantic delusions, Sam runs a successful decorative cake business out of her newly purchased Victorian home. Neither wishes to be the first to reach out and make amends–until a sobering turn of events forces action.

Libby discovers she has contracted a rare kidney disease that could end her life. A transplant will increase her chances for survival. Sam would be the ideal donor. But Libby is stubborn and unwilling to seek help from others. Much to the dismay of her husband, she is resolved to face her illness alone. Sam avoids the sentimental and refuses to allow Libby back in her life. Once she knows the truth, will Sam bury the past and reach out to her estranged sister?

Anne LeClaire’s The Law of Bound Hearts is an extraordinary story of family that lingers in the mind. It is a novel about courage, betrayal, and forgiveness that penetrates the very core of love.

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Years after a terrible rift separates twins Libby and Sam, the pair is forced to come to terms with the event that drove them apart when Libby discovers that she needs a kidney transplant. By the author of Entering Normal and Leaving Eden. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

About the Author

\Anne LeClaire is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Leaving Eden and Entering Normal. She is also a short story writer who teaches and lectures on writing and the creative process, and has worked as a radio broadcaster, a journalist, and a correspondent for The Boston Globe. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Redbook, and Yankee magazine among other publications. She is the mother of two adult children and lives on Cape Cod. Visit the author’s website at www.anneleclaire.com.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307417190
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
LeClaire, Anne
Author:
Anne Leclaire
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050726
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
336

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"Synopsis" by , Years after a terrible rift separates twins Libby and Sam, the pair is forced to come to terms with the event that drove them apart when Libby discovers that she needs a kidney transplant. By the author of Entering Normal and Leaving Eden. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
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