Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian

This was a good book!  The story picks up pace pretty quickly as Laurel, a social worker in Vermont, tries to uncover exactly how a homeless man's photographs are connected to her life and to Jay Gatsby.  I really enjoyed how the story weaves in The Great Gatsby since I just read it.  The story picked up speed quickly and twisted around in ways that I did not anticipate.  I'm still thinking about how it ended.

Here's the summary from Amazon:

When Laurel Estabrook is attacked while riding her bicycle through Vermont’s back roads, her life is forever changed. Formerly outgoing, Laurel withdraws into her photography, spending all her free time at a homeless shelter. There she meets Bobbie Crocker, a man with a history of mental illness and a box of photographs that he won’t let anyone see. When Bobbie dies, Laurel discovers a deeply hidden secret–a story that leads her far from her old life, and into a cat-and-mouse game with pursuers who claim they want to save her. In a tale that travels between the Roaring Twenties and the twenty-first century, between Jay Gatsby’s Long Island and rural New England, bestselling author Chris Bohjalian has written his most extraordinary novel yet.

Read: November 2012 via CD from the library

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