The Buffalo Soldier: A Novel

By Chris Bohjalian
Binding:Paperback
Publisher:Vintage, (2/25/2003)
Language:English



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With his trademark emotional heft and storytelling skill, bestselling author Chris Bohjalian presents this resonant novel about the formation of an unconventional family–the ties that bind it, and the strains that pull it apart. Two years after their twin daughters died in a flash flood, Terry and Laura Sheldon, a Vermont state trooper and his wife, take in a foster child. His name is Alfred; he is ten years old and African American. And he has passed through so many indifferent families that he can’t believe that his new one will last.

In the ensuing months Terry and Laura will struggle to emerge from their shell of grief only to face an unexpected threat to their marriage; Terry’s involvement with another woman. Meanwhile, Alfred cautiously enters the family circle, and befriends an elderly neighbor who inspires him with the story of the buffalo soldiers, the black cavalrymen of the old West. Out of the entwining and unfolding of their lives, The Buffalo Soldier creates a suspenseful, moving portrait of a family, infused by Bohjalian’s moral complexity and narrative assurance.
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Silver's Reviews's thoughts on "The Buffalo Soldier: A Novel"
updated on:2/10/2012

Heartbreaking story about the death of the twins....every parents' nightmare.

I enjoyed the book despite this fact...adopting a child helped ease the pain....too bad the husband had an affair.

I also loved the next door neighbors...it was a good book...one that makes you think about life and its pains and joys.


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"The Buffalo Soldier: A Novel"
By Chris Bohjalian

Average Rating:
Very Unleashable
4.00 out of 5 (3 Clubie's ratings)


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CHRIS BOHJALIAN is the critically acclaimed author of twelve novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Skeletons at the FeastThe Double Bind,and Midwives. His novel, Midwives, was a number one New York Times bestseller and a selection of Oprah’s Book Club. His work has been translated into more than 25 languages and twice became movies (Midwives and Past the Bleachers). He lives in Vermont with his wife and daughter.


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