"Another that may be in the Oprah mode, a tale of family torment. But Oprah's picks as a rule have literary merit, and this is no exception. Despite a conventional plot, Bohjalian's characters ring true, and he writes with insight and feeling."
It sounds like a TV movie of the week, but Bohjalian's eighth novel, among them the Oprah-picked Midwives
(1997), works hard and pretty successfully to transcend the hackneyed scenario of parents adopting a child after losing their own.
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