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Also from Chris Bohjalian

Book Cover Image: Title: Before You Know Kindness, Author: Chris Bohjalian Buy It Before You Know Kindness starts with a bang: on a balmy July night in New Hampshire, a shot rings out in a garden, and a man falls to the ground, terribly wounded. The victim? Spencer McCullough. The shooter? His adolescent daughter, Charlotte. With this shattering moment of violence, Chris Bohjalian launches the best kind of literate page-turner: suspenseful, wryly funny, and humane.

Book Cover Image: Title: Buffalo Soldier, Author: Chris Bohjalian Buy It The Buffalo Soldier begins two years after Terry and Laura Sheldon suffer an unspeakable loss. Now the Vermont state trooper and his wife take in a foster child. His name is Alfred; he is ten years old and African American. And he has passed through so many indifferent families that he can't believe that his new one will last.

Book Cover Image: Title: Midwives, Author: Chris Bohjalian Buy It With a suspense, lyricism, and moral complexity that recall To Kill a Mockingbird and Presumed Innocent, the compulsively readable Midwives explores what happens when a woman who has devoted herself to ushering life into the world finds herself charged with responsibility in a patient's tragic death.

Book Cover Image: Title: Trans-Sister Radio, Author: Chris Bohjalian Buy It In Trans-Sister Radio, when Allison Banks develops a crush on Dana Stevens, she knows that he will give her what she needs most: attention, gentleness, kindness, passion. Her daughter, Carly, enthusiastically witnesses the change in her mother. But then a few months into their relationship, Dana tells Allison his secret: he has always been certain that he is a woman born into the wrong skin, and soon he will have a sex-change operation. Allison, overwhelmed by the depth of her passion, and finds herself unable to leave Dana. By deciding to stay, she finds she must confront questions most people never even consider.

Book Cover Image: Title: The Law of Similars, Author: Chris Bohjalian Buy It Graceful, intelligent, and suspenseful, The Law of Similars is a powerful examination of the links between hope and hubris, love and deception.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 beginning 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.

Book Cover Image: Title: Midwives, Author: Chris Bohjalian Buy It Readers who want more insight into the Vermont scenes that inspire Chris Bohjalian will want to spend some time with his collection Idyll Banter. Years ago, the author and his wife traded their Brooklyn co-op for a century-old Victorian house in Lincoln, Vermont (population 975). Bohjalian began chronicling life in that gloriously quirky little village with a wide variety of magazine essays and his newspaper column, "Idyll Banter." These pieces, written over the course of twelve years, are honest, funny, and deeply affecting reflections on the unique idiosyncrasies of small-town life (annual outhouse races) and the universal experiences (our hunger for neighborliness) that unite us all.

Book Cover Image: Title: Midwives, Author: Chris Bohjalian Buy It The environmental concerns of Water Witches couldn't be timlier. Vermont is drying up. The normally lush, green countryside is in the grip of the worst drought in years: stunted cornstalks rasp in the hot July breeze, parched vegetable gardens wither and die, the Chittenden River shrinks to a trickle, and the drilling trucks are booked solid as one by one the wells give out. Patience Avery, known nationwide as a gifted "water witch," is having a busy summer, too. Using the tools of the dowser's trade - divining sticks, metal rods, bobbers, and pendulums - she can locate, among other things, aquifers deep within the earth. In the midst of this crisis, Scottie Winston lobbies for permits to expand Powder Peak, a local ski area that's his law firm's principal client. As part of the expansion, the resort seeks to draw water for snowmaking from the beleaguered Chittenden, despite opposition from environmentalists who fear that the already weakened river will be damaged beyond repair.

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Message Edited by Barbara on 03-13-2007 03:18 PM


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