Before You Know Kindness

Before You Know Kindness

eBook - 2005
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Chris Bohjalian, bestselling author of Midwives, presents his most ambitious and multi-layered novel to date—examining wildly divisive American issues like gun control and animal rights 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.
Publisher: 2005
ISBN: 9780307276940
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Booklist said it best: "Bohjalian’s novel is a focused look at how a family copes with a tragic accident and how their own deeply held beliefs and desires affect their relationships with each other."

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dralac00 Feb 05, 2016

This book took a few chapters to get to the heart of the matter,but after that I thought it was very good. A lot of detail,but it made me appreciate having 2 working shoulders and arms.

Jun 21, 2015

A very satisfying read.

Jan 15, 2015

not one of his better books. The focus is really about cruelty to animals and living a totally vegan lifestyle. not what I was expecting at all.

mrsgail5756 Jul 16, 2013

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.


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