Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Law of Similars--Chris Bohjalian

This was a very good book which delves into the world of homeopathic remedies and examines the ethical responsibilities of healers, as well as lawyers. A state's prosecuter becomes involved with a homeopathic healer, who relieves him both of his symptoms and his loneliness since his wife passed away, leaving him to raise their young daughter. However, their relationship is almost immediately threatened when one of her patients dies, and his wife holds her responsible. What ensues is not only a moral and ethical dilemna, but a heartbreaking love story as well.

I really loved the book Midwives by this author, and I am glad he is still exploring controversial subjects.
Genre: Fiction/Literature
Year Published: 2000
Pages: 336
Rating: 4
Challenge/s: None
Book a Week # 21

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