The Law of Similars by Chris Bohjalian
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" 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.


BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Chris Bohjalian's The Light in the Ruins.
 

About Chris Bohjalian

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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.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published August 13, 2002 by Vintage. 336 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But where Leland’s grief starts to end is where the couple’s trouble begins—one of Carissa’s patients falls into a coma that his wife believes is the homeopath’s fault, and Leland is the first lawyer to hear her story.

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"Like cures like," Carissa explained to me.

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The many fans of Bohjalian's powerful novel Midwives (a November 1998 Oprah's Book Club selection) will quickly surmise the kind of ethical and legal quagmire in which Leland soon finds himself.

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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.

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