Chris Bohjalian, bestselling author of Midwives, presents his most ambitious and multi-layered novel to date--examining wildly divisive issues in today’s America with his trademark emotional heft and spellbinding storytelling skill.
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 wounded man is Spencer McCullough, the shot that hit him was fired–accidentally?–by 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.
BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Chris Bohjalian's The Light in the Ruins.
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Bohjalian's new novel begins with a literal bang: a bullet from a hunting rifle accidentally strikes Spencer McCullough, an extreme advocate for animal rights, leaving him seriously wounded. ThSep 13 2004 | Read Full Review of Before You Know Kindness
This novel is all about the happenings that lead to the Seton family's ultimate contentment and happiness, and all that leads to the reader's ultimate contentment and happiness with a tale.Dec 22 2010 | Read Full Review of Before You Know Kindness
… But his depiction of Spencer’s animal rights colleagues—a ruthless bunch of emotionally stunted zealots who want to exploit the tragedy for their cause—belongs in a far less nuanced novel …" Jennifer Reese.Oct 10 2007 | Read Full Review of Before You Know Kindness
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