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4.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 5 4.13 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chris Bohjalian Narrator: Alison Fraser Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2002 ISBN: 9780553755527
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • In The Buffalo Soldier, Bohjalian proves once again that he's a master novelist. The Boston Globe
  • Bohjalian plunges [his characters] into a dramatic situation so powerful that even their quiet voices cannot fail to be heard. . . .The Buffalo Soldier is imbued with hope and the possibility for redemption. The Washington Post
  • Bohjalian gives us fine-grained detail and beautifully observed domestic psychology. The Los Angeles Times
  • Beautifully wrought. . . . A moving account of personal strength and the joy of belonging. San Francisco Chronicle
  • If it's captivating literature you're after, The Buffalo Soldier earns a solid A. Entertainment Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 6/26/2011

    " Really liked this book. Although I like all of his books and this was no exception. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Belinda | 6/24/2011

    " I love his books but this one was especially good "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 6/2/2011

    " Just ok - slow start, picks up middle to end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 5/23/2011

    " Incredible story, kept my attention from beginning to end. This book makes you feel as though you are there!
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 5/22/2011

    " This was a good read for me as I am involved as a volunteer in foster care. Anything that adds to my understanding is good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanna | 5/7/2011

    " I really liked this book, and I really hated two of the characters. I don't know how to hide a spoiler, so that's all I'll say. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/27/2011

    " It is OK. Maybe I have read too many Bohjalian, but I found this book a little ho-hum. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sjfstudio | 3/26/2011

    " Not as good as some of his other books. Interesting read but slow going at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 3/12/2011

    " Excellent story of a black foster child in rural Vermont. Has deception, redemption, an illicit affair, you name it. Enjoyed this book- good exploration of characters and grief after loss of 9 yr. old twins. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 2/12/2011

    " This was a very interesting story, but still not as good as Skeletons at the Feast. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 2/10/2011

    " He's speaking in Milwaukee tomorrow. I can't wait!
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