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Vijaya Bodach is a very happy transplant to the Lowcountry from Washington along with her husband and two children. She knew this was home from the first Mass they heard at Stella Maris on Sullivan Island. She is a scientist-turned-children’s writer, an atheist-turned-Catholic, and most recently, a writer-turned-publisher of Bodach Books. She is the author of more than 60 books for children, mostly for the school and library market, and just as many magazine articles, stories and poems. "Bound" is her first young-adult novel in which she explores the love between two sisters: Rebecca, a burn survivor and Joy, who is intellectually disabled. They hold on to their hopes for the future, as the tension between their duties and dreams threaten to tear them apart. A book to ponder the many questions regarding life, love and responsibility.
"'Bound' is a realistic, honest, portrayal of a young woman's struggle to overcome physical, emotional and social burdens. Her journey toward the growth that is found at the heart of those burdens is one we should all make. A courageous book about courage." - Francisco X. Stork, author of "Disappeared"
"A powerful story beautifully written. Tough topics - eugenics, abortion, adoption, family (and more) - confronted unflinchingly, and yet with compassion. No didacticism or pat answers in 'Bound'. A wonderful debut. I recommend this novel used in classrooms for much-needed discussions." - Christine Kohler, author of "No Surrender Soldier"
"Powerful debut novel. I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful story. The characters are well-defined, three-dimensional, and real, the setting full of sensory details, and the plot exceptional. Highly recommend!" - Ellen Gable Hrkach, author of "Julia's Gifts"
Island Expressions on Daniel Island is hosting a book signing along with author meet-and-greet on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 4-6 pm.
"Bound" is available at Island Expressions on Daniel Island (next to Publix) and Pauline Books and Media, on King St., downtown Charleston, as well online on Amazon and other outlets. You can find out more on her web/blog: vijayabodach.blogspot.com.
Interview with Heath Ellison of Daniel Island News