Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: IndieBound Indie Next pick, February 2010 Advance Praise forSecrets of Eden "Bohjalian has built a reputation on his rich characters and immersing readers in diverse subjects-homeopathy, animal rights activism, midwifery-and his latest surely won't disappoint. The morning after her baptism into the Rev. Stephen Drew's Vermont Baptist church, Alice Hayward and her abusive husband are found dead in their home, an apparent murder-suicide. Stephen, the novel's first narrator, is so racked with guilt over his failure to save Alice that he leaves town. Soon, he meets Heather Laurent, the author of a book about angels whose own parents' marriage also ended in tragedy. Stephen's deeply sympathetic narration is challenged by the next two narrators: deputy state attorney Catherine Benincasa, whose suspicions are aroused initially by Stephen's abrupt departure (and then by questions about his relationship with Alice), and Heather, who distances herself from Stephen for similar reasons and risks the trip into her dark past by seeking out Katie, the Haywards' now-orphaned 15-year-old daughter who puts into play the final pieces of the puzzle, setting things up for a touching twist. Fans of Bohjalian's more exotic works will miss learning something new, but this is a masterfully human and compassionate tale." -Publishers Weekly,starred and boxed review Bohjalian "drops bombshell clues.and weaves subtle nuances of doubt and intrigue into a taut, read-in-one-sitting murder mystery." -Booklist, starred and boxed review "Specificity and complexity and. . .a somber power." -Kirkus Reviews Praise forSkeletons at the Feast "Suspenseful. . .romantic. . .a deeply satisfying novel." --The Washington Post Book World "Poignant. . .Harrowing. . . Bohjalian has given us an important addition to the story of World War II." -The Boston Globe "Ingenious. . .compelling. . .Judging who's right or wrong is difficult and one senses that's just the way Bohjalian wants it." -- Los Angeles Times "Mixes the nail-biting brutality ofThe Kite Runnerwith the emotional intimacy of Anne Frank's diary." -Austin American-Statesman Praise forThe Double Bind "The Double Bindis simply one of the best written, most compelling, artfully woven novels to grace bookshelves in years. Immediately after the spellbinding surprise ending, readers will want to begin again at the first page. It's THAT good." Associated Press "Artfully constructed and fiercely felt. . . Bohjalian. . .has deliberately wandered into thriller territory. . .He's playing with our minds in a way that ultimately evokes not Fitzgerald but that master of deviousness, Alfred Hitchcock." -The Miami Herald "Terrifying. . .Laurel is an unforgettable, vulnerable, complicated character." -The Los Angeles Times From the Hardcover edition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: From the bestselling author of The Double Bind, Midwives, and Skeletons at the Feast comes a novel of shattered faith, intimate secrets, and the delicate nature of sacrifice.
"There," says Alice Hayward to Reverend Stephen Drew, just after her baptism, and just before going home to the husband who will kill her that evening and then shoot himself. Drew, tortured by the cryptic finality of that short utterance, feels his faith in God slipping away and is saved from despair only by a meeting with Heather Laurent, the author of wildly successful, inspirational books about . . . angels.
Heather survived a childhood that culminated in her own parents' murder-suicide, so she identifies deeply with Alice?s daughter, Katie, offering herself as a mentor to the girl and a shoulder for Stephen ? who flees the pulpit to be with Heather and see if there is anything to be salvaged from the spiritual wreckage around him.
But then the State's Attorney begins to suspect that Alice's husband may not have killed himself. . .and finds out that Alice had secrets only her minister knew.
Secrets of Eden is both a haunting literary thriller and a deeply evocative testament to the inner complexities that mark all of our lives. Once again Chris Bohjalian has given us a riveting page-turner in which nothing is precisely what it seems. As one character remarks, ?Believe no one. Trust no one. Assume all of our stories are suspect.?
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Über den Autor:
CHRIS BOHJALIAN is the critically acclaimed author of twelve novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Skeletons at the Feast, The Double Bind, and Midwives. His novel, Midwives, was a number one New York Times bestseller and a selection of Oprah?s Book Club. His work has been translated into more than 25 languages and twice became movies ( Midwives and Past the Bleachers). He lives in Vermont with his wife and daughter.
Visit him at www.ChrisBohjalian.com or on Facebook.
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