Monday, March 4, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: The Law of Similars


The Law of Similars
My favorite Chris Bohjalian book (so far) is MIDWIVES, but I enjoyed this one too. No matter what he writes, I learn something new through his stories. That's always a plus for me. In this book, the subject was homeopathic medicine.

Today's Teaser is from Page 3 of my trade paperback copy:
"But about a week after Elizabeth's funeral, when Abby and I were just starting to settle into a routine that would become our life, I think the concept that Mommy really and truly wasn't coming back became a tangible reality in my little girl's mind--more real, perhaps, than the lunch box I packed every night for day care, or the stuffed animals that lined the side of her bed against the wall. It happened after midnight."

Title: The Law of Similars
Author: Chris Bohjalian
Number of Pages: 336
Amazon Link: Here

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
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. 
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away -- you don't want to ruin the book for others)
  • Share the title and author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers
  • Leave a comment on MizB's Teaser Tuesday post (HERE) and include your link so everyone can find your post.

35 comments:

  1. Sad but intriguing teaser. Thanks for sharing this! Happy Tuesday =)

    My TT

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  2. Sounds sad. Here is my teaser for this week.

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  3. That's a sad teaser, but very beautifully written.

    Thanks for sharing!

    My Teaser Tuesday post.

    Happy reading! :D

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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    1. The book did have sad parts, but it also had plenty of tension and suspense. The writing was first rate.

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  4. I loved Midwives...and medical books always intrigue me, so I'm adding this one to my list! Thanks, Sandra...and here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

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  5. A sad captivating teaser.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/03/teaser-tuesday.html

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  6. awwe, such an emotional tease.
    Thanks for sharing, here is my teaser: http://werejumpinbooks.wordpress.com/2013/03/05/teaser-tuesday-2/

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  7. That's a sad start - and only on page 3! I hope the rest of the book lives up to the teaser.

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Stephanie (Go Flash Go) @ Read, Rinse, Repeat

    Here's my TT

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  8. Hi Sandra,

    Such a sad and poignantly written teaser this week.

    I can't believe I haven't come across this author before, but he is now most definitely on my radar now.

    I checked out some of his many other books, on his website and they all seem to be penned with the same sensitivity in the storyline, making them some absolute 'Must Reads'

    Thanks for sharing and introducing me to Chris's work.

    Hope your week is going well so far,

    Yvonne

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    1. MIDWIVES had some gritty parts, but the story is one I won't forget. Same thing goes for THE LAW OF SIMILARS. I hope you enjoy Bohjalian's books.

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  9. What a sad teaser, but now I'm wondering what happened. Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. What a powerful teaser .. and this is on page 3 already? I felt like crying! Love it, thanks so much for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Zenia @ The Obsessive Reader

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  11. Great Teaser, makes me want to read more of the book. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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  12. YOu've got me wondering what caused this sudden epiphany. Intriguing teaser.

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    1. With the two-sentence limit, that's all I could post!

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  13. Wow! That's a pretty deep tease! Thanks for visiting my teaser!

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  14. Wow that's some deep and amazing scene. Thank you for sharing that and for commenting on my blog today! Happy rest of the week!

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  15. Awww, that's sad. Now I'm depressed, lol. Thanks for sharing this teaser and for checking mine out earlier.

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  16. Every book he writes is so different!! It's hard to realize the same person wrote them all. :-)

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    1. I agree. He must do tons of research since he writes about such a wide range of topics -- and does it so well.

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  17. A very sad teaser at only page 3 :( thanks for stopping at my blog :)

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  18. Hm. I've never heard of this book before. Sounds really interesting. Great teaser :)

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  19. I've never read any of his books yet--he's definitely on my watch list, but just haven't gotten around to it yet.

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  20. I haven't read any of his books, but that teaser was pretty heartbreaking.

    Thanks for visiting my TT!

    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

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  21. Intriguing teaser, and kind of sad and poignant too.
    Thanks for stopping by Bookmunchies

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  22. Never heard of this author before. Thanks for visiting my TT... Actually the scene with the Brownie camera is set in 1938. And the other book where I recently came across the Brownie camera was written as early as in 1908!

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    1. I had no idea Brownies had been around that long! Thanks for letting me know.

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  23. Ooh, I love thrillers. Sad teaser but I really like how the author writes. Thanks for the teaser and for dropping by my blog! Happy reading!

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  25. :P Started leaving a WoW comment since I was checking those!

    Anyways...meant to say Nice teaser! Haven't heard of this one!

    Thanks for visiting my teaser!

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