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Chris Bohjalian

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
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2005
$14.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3165-8 (1-4000-3165-6)

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






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 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






Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | July 2014
$26.00/31.00(Canada) | 978-0-8041-9444-0 (0-8041-9444-0)

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...

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Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 19, 2015
$15.95/(Canada) | 978-0-307-74393-0 (0-307-74393-4)

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...

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Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Doubleday | Hardcover | July 2014
$25.95/(Canada) | 978-0-385-53483-3 (0-385-53483-3)

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...

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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






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






The Light in the Ruins
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Doubleday | Hardcover | July 2013
$25.95/30.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-53481-9 (0-385-53481-7)

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






Midwives
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 1998
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-70677-6 (0-375-70677-1)

"Superbly crafted and astonishingly powerful. . . . It will thrill readers who cherish their worn copies of To Kill A Mockingbird." --People

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... Read more






The Night Strangers
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | April 2012
$15.00/18.00(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 Night Strangers
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | October 2011
$25.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-7393-7836-6 (0-7393-7836-8)

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
$15.95/18.95(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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The Sandcastle Girls
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | July 2012
$26.00/31.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-99082-2 (0-307-99082-6)

Over the course of his career, New York Times bestselling novelist Chris Bohjalian has taken readers on a spectacular array of journeys. Midwives brought us to an isolated Vermont farmhouse on an icy winter’s night and a home birth gone tragically wrong. The Double Bind perfectly conjured the Roaring Twenties on... Read more






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






Skeletons at the Feast
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | May 2008
$25.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-7393-2795-1 (0-7393-2795-X)

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






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 bestseller Midwives, again confronts his very human characters with issues larger than themselves, here tackling the explosive issue of gender.

When Allison Banks develops a crush on Dana Stevens, she knows that he will give her what she needs most: attention, gentleness, kindness, passion... Read more






Silas Marner
Written by George Eliot, Introduction by Chris Bohjalian
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | May 2001
$7.95/9.95(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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