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Chris Bohjalian
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Chris Bohjalian is the critically acclaimed author of sixteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Sandcastle Girls, Skeletons at the Feast, The Double Bind, and Midwives. His novel Midwives was a number one New York Times bestseller and a selection of Oprah's Book Club. His work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages, and three of his novels have become movies (Secrets of Eden, Midwives, and Past the Bleachers). He lives in Vermont with his wife and daughter. 

Visit him at www.chrisbohjalian.com or on Facebook.

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Before You Know Kindness

Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 9, 2005
Price: $14.95

Chris Bohjalian, bestselling author of Midwives, presents his most ambitious and multi-layered novel to date—examining wildly divisive issues in today’s America with his trademark emotional heft and spellbinding storytelling skill.

On a balmy July night in New Hampshire a shot rings out in a garden, and a man falls to the ground... Read more >

Before You Know Kindness

Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 27, 2005
Price: $11.99

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The Buffalo Soldier
A Novel
Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 25, 2003
Price: $15.95

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... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

The Buffalo Soldier

Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2003
Price: $11.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
A Novel
Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: July 8, 2014
Price: $12.99

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Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
A Novel
Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Random House Large Print
On Sale: July 8, 2014
Price: $26.00

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Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands

Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 26, 2015
Price: $15.95

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Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
A Novel
Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: July 8, 2014
Price: $25.95

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. Half a year earlier, a nuclear... Read more >

The Double Bind

Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2008
Price: $11.99

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The Double Bind

Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2008
Price: $15.95

When Laurel Estabrook is attacked while riding her bicycle through Vermont’s back roads, her life is forever changed. Formerly outgoing, Laurel withdraws into her photography, spending all her free time at a homeless shelter. There she meets Bobbie Crocker, a man with a history of mental illness and a box of... Read more >

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The Double Bind
A Novel
Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $25.00

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Idyll Banter
Weekly Excursions to a Very Small Town
Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: May 24, 2005
Price: $13.99

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Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

Idyll Banter
Weekly Excursions to a Very Small Town
Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: December 16, 2003
Price: $9.99

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Also available as an abridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.

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The Law of Similars
A Novel
Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 14, 2000
Price: $13.95

From the number one bestselling author of Midwives comes this riveting medical thriller about a lawyer, a homeopath, and a tragic death. When one of homeopath Carissa Lake's patients falls into an allergy-induced coma, possibly due to her prescribed remedy, Leland Fowler's office starts investigating the case.

But Leland is also... Read more >
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The Law of Similars
A Novel
Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 13, 2002
Price: $9.99

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The Light in the Ruins

Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Random House Large Print
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $26.00

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The Light in the Ruins

Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $15.95

1943: Tucked away in the idyllic hills of Tuscany, the Rosatis, an Italian family of noble lineage, believe that the walls of their ancient villa will keep them safe from the war raging across Europe. But when two soldiers—a German and an Italian—arrive at their doorstep asking to see an ancient... Read more >

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The Light in the Ruins

Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $25.95

From the New York Times bestselling author of Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls comes a spellbinding novel of love, despair, and revenge—set in war-ravaged Tuscany.

1943: Tucked away in the idyllic hills south of Florence, the Rosatis, an Italian family of noble lineage, believe that the walls of their ancient villa will... Read more >

The Light in the Ruins

Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Midwives
A Novel
Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 8, 1998
Price: $15.95

With a suspense, lyricism, and moral complexity that recall To Kill a Mockingbird and Presumed Innocent, this compulsively readable novel explores what happens when a woman who has devoted herself to ushering life into the world finds herself charged with responsibility in a patient's tragic death.

The time is 1981, and Sibyl... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

Midwives
A Novel
Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 13, 2002
Price: $11.99

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Also available as an abridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.

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The Night Strangers
A Novel
Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $15.00

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The Night Strangers

Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Night Strangers
A Novel
Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Random House Large Print
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $25.00

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Sandcastle Girls

Written by Chris Bohjalian


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 16, 2013
Price: $15.95

When Elizabeth Endicott arrives in Aleppo, Syria, she has a diploma from Mount Holyoke, a crash course in nursing, and only the most basic grasp of the Armenian language. It’s 1915, and Elizabeth has volunteered to help deliver food and medical aid to refugees of the Armenian Genocide during the First... Read more >
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