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Ase, Maat Hotep. So Mote it Be.

The Buffalo Soldier: A Novel

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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77 thoughts on “The Buffalo Soldier: A Novel

  1. Kimberly Cole

    You are beautiful, but learn to work, for you cannot eat your beauty. ~Congolese Proverb

  2. Michelle Roberts

    Having beauty doesn’t mean understanding the perseverance of marriage. ~African Proverb

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    In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and the foolish build dams. ~ Nigerian proverb

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    In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and the foolish build dams. ~ Nigerian proverb

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    The wise create proverbs for fools to learn, not to repeat. ~ African proverb

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