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Chris Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian is the critically acclaimed author of nineteen books, including The Guest Room, The Sleepwalker, The Sandcastle Girls, Skeletons at the Feast, and The Double Bind. 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 thirty languages, and three of his novels have become movies (Secrets of EdenMidwives, and Past the Bleachers). He lives in Vermont with his wife and daughter.   

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Before You Know Kindness
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2005
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3165-8 (1-4000-3165-6)

Chris Bohjalian, bestselling author of Midwives, The Sandcastle Girls, and The Light in the Ruins, presents his most ambitious and multilayered novel to date--examining wildly divisive American issues like gun control and animal rights with his trademark emotional heft and spellbinding storytelling skill.

 On a balmy July night in New Hampshire a shot rings out...

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The Buffalo Soldier
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2003
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-72546-3 (0-375-72546-6)

With his trademark emotional heft and storytelling skill, bestselling author Chris Bohjalian presents a resonant novel about the unconventional family that forms after Terry and Laura Sheldon, a Vermont storm trooper and his wife grieving the loss of their twin daughters, take in a foster child. 

His name is Alfred; he is... Read more






Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 2015
$15.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-74393-0 (0-307-74393-4)

A Washington Post, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Best Book of the Year

Emily Shepard is on the run; the nuclear plant where her father worked has suffered a cataclysmic meltdown, and all fingers point to him. Now, orphaned, homeless, and certain that she’s a pariah, Emily’s taken to hiding...

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The Double Bind
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2008
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3166-5 (1-4000-3166-4)

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






The Double Bind
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Crown | Hardcover | February 2007
$25.00/30.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-4746-8 (1-4000-4746-3)

Throughout his career, Chris Bohjalian has earned a reputation for writing novels that examine some of the most important issues of our time. With Midwives, he explored the literal and metaphoric place of birth in our culture. In The Buffalo Soldier, he introduced us to one of contemporary literature’s most beloved... Read more






The Flight Attendant
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Doubleday | Hardcover | March 13, 2018
$26.95/35.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-54241-8 (0-385-54241-0)

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest Room, a powerful story about the ways an entire life can change in one night: A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man - and no idea what happened.

Cassandra Bowden is... Read more






The Flight Attendant
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | March 13, 2018
$29.00/39.00(Canada) | 978-0-525-52810-4 (0-525-52810-5)

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest Room, a powerful story about the ways an entire life can change in one night: a flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man--and no idea what happened.

Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to... Read more






The Guest Room
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2016
$16.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-8041-7098-7 (0-8041-7098-3)

When Kristin Chapman agrees to let her husband, Richard, host his brother's bachelor party, she expects a certain amount of debauchery. She takes their young daughter to Manhattan for the evening, leaving her Westchester home to the men and their hired entertainment. What she does not expect is that the entertainment—two... Read more






The Guest Room
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Doubleday | Hardcover | January 2016
$25.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-53889-3 (0-385-53889-8)

From the New York Times bestselling author of Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls comes the spellbinding tale of a party gone horribly wrong: two men lie dead in a suburban living room, two women are on the run from police, and a marriage is ripping apart at the seams.

When Kristin... Read more






The Guest Room
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | January 2016
$26.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-0-8041-9490-7 (0-8041-9490-4)

From the New York Times bestselling author of Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls comes the spellbinding tale of a party gone horribly wrong: two men lie dead in a suburban living room, two women are on the run from police, and a marriage is ripping apart at the seams.

When Kristin... Read more






Idyll Banter
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | May 2005
$13.99/15.99(Canada) | 978-1-4000-5236-3 (1-4000-5236-X)

Years ago, Chris Bohjalian and his wife traded their Brooklyn co-op for a century-old Victorian house in Lincoln, Vermont (population 975). Bohjalian, a bestselling novelist, began chronicling life in that gloriously quirky little village with a wide variety of magazine essays and his newspaper column, “Idyll Banter.” These pieces, written over... Read more






The Law of Similars
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2000
$13.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-77147-0 (0-679-77147-6)

" The Law of Similars is fast-paced and absorbing. Few writers can manipulate a plot with Bohjalian's grace and power."-The New York Times Book Review


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... Read more






The Light in the Ruins
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | July 2013
$26.00/30.00(Canada) | 978-0-8041-2091-3 (0-8041-2091-9)

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... Read more






The Light in the Ruins
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2014
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-74392-3 (0-307-74392-6)

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






Midwives
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 1998
$16.95/22.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-70677-6 (0-375-70677-1)

A contemporary classic that has sold more than two million copies and was a selection of Oprah's original Book Club, Midwives is a compulsively readable novel that explores questions of human responsibility that are as fundamental to our society now as they were when the book was first published twenty years ago. 
 
On an... Read more






The Night Strangers
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | April 2012
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-39500-9 (0-307-39500-6)

From the bestselling author of The Double Bind, Skeletons at the Feast, and Secrets of Eden, comes a riveting and dramatic ghost story.
 
In a dusty corner of a basement in a rambling Victorian house in northern New Hampshire, a door has long been sealed shut with 39 six-inch-long carriage bolts. 
           
The... Read more






The Sandcastle Girls
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2013
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-74391-6 (0-307-74391-8)

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...

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Secrets of Eden
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | February 2011
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-39498-9 (0-307-39498-0)

NOW A LIFETIME TV MOVIE STARRING JOHN STAMOS

From the bestselling author of The Double Bind, Midwives, and Skeletons at the Feast comes a novel of shattered faith, intimate secrets, and the delicate nature of sacrifice.

"There," says Alice Hayward to Reverend Stephen Drew, just after her baptism, and just before going home... Read more






Skeletons at the Feast
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | February 2009
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-39496-5 (0-307-39496-4)

A masterful love story set against a backdrop of epic history and unforgettable courage

In the waning months of World War II, a small group of people begin the longest journey of their lives.

At the center is eighteen-year-old Anna, the daughter of Prussian aristocrats, and her first love, a twenty-year-old Scottish prisoner... Read more






Skeletons at the Feast
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Crown | Hardcover | May 2008
$25.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-39495-8 (0-307-39495-6)

In January 1945, in the waning months of World War II, a small group of people begin the longest journey of their lives: an attempt to cross the remnants of the Third Reich, from Warsaw to the Rhine if necessary, to reach the British and American lines.

Among the group is eighteen-year-old... Read more






The Sleepwalker
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 3, 2017
$16.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-8041-7099-4 (0-8041-7099-1)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The New York Times bestselling author's most spine-tingling novel yet--the mesmerizing story of a wife and mother who vanishes from her bed one night and the daughter determined to find her.


Gorgeous, blond, successful, living in a beautiful Victorian home in a Vermont village, Annalee Ahlberg has another side... Read more






The Sleepwalker
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Doubleday | Hardcover | January 2017
$26.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-53891-6 (0-385-53891-X)

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest Room comes a spine-tingling novel of lies, loss, and buried desire—the mesmerizing story of a wife and mother who vanishes from her bed late one night.

When Annalee Ahlberg goes missing, her children fear the worst. Annalee is a sleepwalker whose... Read more






The Sleepwalker
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | January 2017
$27.00/36.00(Canada) | 978-1-5247-5594-2 (1-5247-5594-X)

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest Room comes a spine-tingling novel of lies, loss, and buried desire—the mesmerizing story of a wife and mother who vanishes from her bed late one night.

When Annalee Ahlberg goes missing, her children fear the worst. Annalee is a sleepwalker whose... Read more






Trans-Sister Radio
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2001
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-70517-5 (0-375-70517-1)

With Trans-Sister Radio, Chris Bohjalian, author of the bestselling novels Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls, brings us a thought-provoking story about gender, love, and new relationships.

When Allison Banks develops a crush on Dana Stevens, she knows that he will give her what she needs most: attention, gentleness, kindness, passion. Her daughter, Carly, enthusiastically witnesses the change in her...

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Silas Marner
Written by George Eliot, Introduction by Chris Bohjalian
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | May 2001
$9.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75749-5 (0-375-75749-X)

Eliot's penetrating portrayal of a miser who learns to love an orphaned and abandoned child, this novel is a cherished masterwork and a moving story of redemption by the one of the Victorian era's most accomplished novelists. Read more





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