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The Law of Bound Hearts

(2004)
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With Entering Normal and Leaving Eden, Anne LeClaire brilliantly probed the interior lives of women - friends, mothers, daughters - bringing to vivid life the conflict, surprises, and resilience of their complex relationships. Now in her new novel, The Law of Bound Hearts, LeClaire focuses her gaze on sisters, with the same compassion, insight, and startling breadth of emotion.

Sisters Libby and Sam Lewis were inseparable as little girls, best friends and soul mates. But a terrible event during in their 30s completely shatters their tender connection. Now the sisters live entirely unconnected lives. Happily married, Libby manages a spotless household, clings to schedules, and maintains a vigorous exercise routine; a pastry chef who harbors no romantic delusions, Sam runs a successful decorative cake business out of her newly purchased Victorian home. Neither wishes to be the first to reach out and make amends - until a sobering turn of events forces action.

Libby discovers she has contracted a rare kidney disease that could end her life. A transplant will increase her chances for survival. Sam would be the ideal donor. But Libby is stubborn and unwilling to seek help from others. Much to the dismay of her husband, she is resolved to face her illness alone. Sam avoids the sentimental and refuses to allow Libby back in her life. Once she knows the truth, will Sam bury the past and reach out to her estranged sister?
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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Once again, Anne LeClaire has given life on the page to characters we care about. Here is the work of a natural born storyteller." - Joyce Maynard


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February 2005 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Law Of Bound Hearts
Author(s): Anne D Leclaire
ISBN: 1-58547-541-6 / 978-1-58547-541-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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August 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Law of Bound Hearts
Author(s): Anne Leclaire
ISBN: 0-345-46045-6 / 978-0-345-46045-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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July 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Law of Bound Hearts: A Novel
Author(s): Anne LeClaire
ISBN: 0-345-46046-4 / 978-0-345-46046-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
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December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Law of Bound Hearts: A Novel
Author(s): Anne LeClaire
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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