The Law of Bound Hearts (Paperback)
Ballantine Books, 9780345460462, 319pp.
Publication Date: July 26, 2005
Anne LeClaire's The Law of Bound Hearts is an extraordinary story of family that lingers in the mind. It is a novel about courage, betrayal, and forgiveness that penetrates the very core of love. From the Hardcover edition.
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Praise For The Law of Bound Hearts…
“Once again, Anne LeClaire has given life on the page to characters we care about, as if they were old friends. Here is the work of a natural-born storyteller.”
–JOYCE MAYNARD, author of The Usual Rules
“With a vision as wide as the tall grass prairie and prose as focused as a poem, Anne LeClaire reminds us how love can subvert the hardest and most stubborn of hearts, and that the ties that bind are not easily undone. An honest and tender ache of a story.”
–JUDITH RYAN HENDRICKS, author of Bread Alone
“Anne LeClaire has given us a realistic glimpse into the intricacies of family life: how the ties that bind can sometimes chafe and sometimes be a lifeline, how there are some bonds that are deeper than blood and run longer than history. The story of Sam and Libby rings so true, it’s hard to believe these aren’t women we’ve actually met.”
–JODI PICOULT, New York Times bestselling author of My Sister’s Keeper
“The Law of Bound Hearts unfolds with such precision and power that it kept me turning pages way into the night, spellbound. Without sentimentality or preaching, Anne LeClaire captures perfectly the agony of estrangement and the ultimate redemption of forgiveness.”
–CASSANDRA KING, author of The Sunday Wife
“The Law of Bound Hearts is a lovely novel whose characters surprise us with their humor and strength even in the midst of trouble and betrayal. Anne LeClaire writes dialogue that could come directly from our own real lives, with all the wit and humor and sorrow and love that life allows.”
–JOSEPHINE HUMPHREYS, author of Rich in Love