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by Chris Bohjalian

Free eBook Secrets of Eden: A Novel download ISBN: 0307394980
Author: Chris Bohjalian
Publisher: Broadway Books; Reprint edition (February 1, 2011)
Language: English
Pages: 400
Category: Unexplained Phenomenons
Subcategory: Thrillers and Suspense
Size MP3: 1495 mb
Size FLAC: 1254 mb
Rating: 4.5
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Bohjalian's most splendid accomplishment to date. A fantastic choice for book clubs, this novel deals beautifully with controversial topics of domestic abuse, faith, and adultery without resorting to sensationalism.

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Secrets of Eden: A Novel – Ebook written by Chris Bohjalian. Once again Chris Bohjalian has given us a riveting page-turner in which nothing is precisely what it seems. As one character remarks, Believe no one. Trust no one. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Secrets of Eden: A Novel.

From the bestselling author of The Double Bind, Skeletons at the Feast, and Secrets of Eden, comes a riveting and dramatic ghost story

A heartbreaking, wildly inventive, and moving novel narrated by a teenage runaway, from the bestselling author of Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls. Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands is the story of Emily Shepard, a homeless teen living in an igloo made of ice and trash bags filled with frozen leaves. From the bestselling author of The Double Bind, Skeletons at the Feast, and Secrets of Eden, comes a riveting and dramatic ghost story. In a dusty corner of a basement in a rambling Victorian house in northern New Hampshire, a door has long been sealed shut with 39 six-inch-long carriage bolts.

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Chris Bohjalian (Armenian: Քրիս Պոհճալեան), is an American novelist and the author of 20 novels, including such bestsellers as Midwives, The Sandcastle Girls and The Guest Room. Chris Bohjalian graduated from Amherst College Summa Cum Laude, where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

Secrets of Eden book. From the bestselling author of The Double Bind, Midwives, and Skeletons at the Feast comes a novel of shattered faith, intimate secrets, and the delicate nature of sacrifice. There," says Alice Hayward to Reverend Stephen Drew, just after her baptism, and just before going home to the husband who will kill her that evening and then shoot himself.

The Armenian Weekly profiled Chris and Secrets of Eden. Chris Bohjalian has always known how to keep the pages turning. In his latest novel, a small Vermont hamlet has been racked by a well-established couple’s apparent murder-suicide

The Armenian Weekly profiled Chris and Secrets of Eden. In his latest novel, a small Vermont hamlet has been racked by a well-established couple’s apparent murder-suicide. Bohjalian describes the aftermath of that ruinous night in varied voices, effortlessly slipping into the heads of the shaken local pastor, the no-nonsense deputy state attorney, and the best-selling author whose own past draws her to the scene of the crime. study of guilt and grief. Entertainment Weekly.

NOW A LIFETIME TV MOVIE STARRING JOHN STAMOSFrom the bestselling author of The Double Bind, Midwives, and Skeletons at the Feast comes a novel of shattered faith, intimate secrets, and the delicate nature of sacrifice."There," says Alice Hayward to Reverend Stephen Drew, just after her baptism, and just before going home to the husband who will kill her that evening and then shoot himself. Drew, tortured by the cryptic finality of that short utterance, feels his faith in God slipping away and is saved from despair only by a meeting with Heather Laurent, the author of wildly successful, inspirational books about . . . angels. Heather survived a childhood that culminated in her own parents' murder-suicide, so she identifies deeply with Alice’s daughter, Katie, offering herself as a mentor to the girl and a shoulder for Stephen – who flees the pulpit to be with Heather and see if there is anything to be salvaged from the spiritual wreckage around him.But then the State's Attorney begins to suspect that Alice's husband may not have killed himself. . .and finds out that Alice had secrets only her minister knew.Secrets of Eden is both a haunting literary thriller and a deeply evocative testament to the inner complexities that mark all of our lives.  Once again Chris Bohjalian has given us a riveting page-turner in which nothing is precisely what it seems.  As one character remarks, “Believe no one.  Trust no one.  Assume all of our stories are suspect.”
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Siatanni
This book was a quick read, and well-crafted. I had been told it was about domestic violence, but that's not exactly correct. It is more of a detective novel against the backdrop of domestic violence. At first, I didn't like the tone of the book - it reminded me of Defending Jacob and Gone Girl, two books with good stories but unlikeable characters. Eventually I realized the tone was deliberate, as Bohjalian switched points of view in each section of the book. As I read it, I felt him weaving layers upon layers, so characters were very gradually filled in- much as in the weaving of a tapestry - and the full picture isn't really appreciated until it's completed. My book club is reading this book for November, and I predict that most of the members will like it. I have it only 3 stars because, despite its technical excellence, I couldn't bring myself to like the pastor, Stephen Drew. Even though it was deliberate - that is, he was meant to be portrayed as a cold fish - I can't be won over to a book if I can't care about the characters. Late in the story it was revealed that Stephen had performed what you could call an act of generosity. I was surprised, but by then I didn't care about him. Also, I'm not completely sure that his altruistic act was congruent with his personality. Or if it was, then Bohjalian played a trick on the reader by only presenting this character a cold fish, and revealing his other qualities at the eleventh hour. And if that's what happened, it's not fair.
Hbr
As with every book written by Chris Bohjalian, I was prepared to sink my teeth into "Secrets of Eden", but this book fell short for me. The story looked promising - a murder- suicide set in the bucolic town of Haverill, Vermont, of Alice and George Hayward. Alice, a victim of spousal abuse, was insistent on being baptized that morning by the Reverend Steven Drew, and at the conclusion of the ritual, uttered the word, "There."

Ensuing forthwith, came a crisis of faith for Reverend Drew, the tragic story of Katie Hayward and the emergence of Heather Laurent, a writer of two popular books about angels. The police also began to investigate Reverend Drew as a suspect in the shooting death of Mr. Hayward because his suicide looked to be impossible.

At this point, I had figured out the ending, despite having read only a third of the book. Ordinarily, this would not have bothered me, but I hold Chris Bohjalian to a much higher standard. The fact that "Secrets of Eden" was made into a Lifetime movie further diminished my opinion. Clearly this is not really fair, but I could not reconcile the author who wrote so passionately about the Armenian genocide, midwifery, and a nuclear meltdown with the writer of a relatively humdrum murder mystery.

Yes, he delved into the ugly realities of domestic violence, but I felt no Bohjalian passion. I did not like Heather Laurent at all and could not see what she added to the book. Other than her parents' similar fate to that of the Haywards', her brief affair with Reverend Drew and her efforts to coerce Katie into implicating Drew, she and her angel stories added little and got on my nerves. When I saw the Italics, I admittedly glossed over them.

As I have come to expect from Chris Bohjalian, he did his research on domestic violence and the fallout it has on children living in the environment. He also told the story through the voices of Reverend Drew, a hardened State's Attorney, Heather Laurent and Katie Hayward. It always intrigues me how each character has a completely different voice. As in all of Chris Bohjalian's books, there is no mistaking one character for another.

I am such an admirer of Chris Bohjalian because he normally teaches me something I did not know. This was not the case in "Secrets of Eden."
Jia
Enjoyed it. I find Bohjalian incredibly adept at writing stories of many different kinds in different settings, none of them resembling some of his other novels. Most authors are pretty predictable. Bohjalian is not. Carole L. Michail
Vertokini
This is an excellent mystery that hooks you right away and is hard to put down. The backdrop is a small town in Vermont and the story opens with an apparent murder/suicide. The premise of the husband first killing his wife then taking his own life brings awareness to the tough topic of domestic abuse. Bohjalian's writing style and plotting create a very believable story that is touching and intriguing; while unraveling the mystery, the reader becomes emotionally connected to the characters. And because it's told from the viewpoint of four different characters we see and feel the effects of domestic violence on the family, the community and the public at large. Surprisingly, although the topic is heavy, this is an easy read - the story line keeps you turning pages and the focus shifts with each narrator. Bohjalian also throws in some twists and surprises to keep you guessing. Recommend for those who enjoy well written suspense novels, especially literary suspense; those looking for strong police procedural may be a little disappointed.
Sataxe
I have read several of Chris B.'s books and looked forward to reviewing this one for our book club. His Midwives was one of the first books we picked, and later we did Buffalo Soldiers for our club. Secrets of Eden was an excellent presentation of domestic violence and the mystery kept my attention. I had some problem with the passages about angels and wondered why they were added. I guessed correctly at the actual murderer of George but was never sure until the end. One of our club members thought Rev. Drew was a despicable character and was not what she wanted for a minister. I disagreed and thought his character flaws and sacrifice more than made up for them. It showed his human side and actually paralleled the sacrifice of Christ. I had a friend who had a husband who beat her, and I am so glad that this all too common form of violence was explored in this book and hopefully will raise awareness about it and provide more help in these situations. There is much in this book to revisit. I look forward to seeing how it is adapted for television.