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Chris Bohjalian

CHRIS BOHJALIAN is the author of twenty books, including The Guest Room; Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands; The Sandcastle Girls; Skeletons at the Feast; The Double Bind; and Midwives which was a number one New York Times bestseller and a selection of Oprah's Book Club. Chris's work has been translated into more than thirty languages, and three novels have become movies (Secrets of Eden, Midwives, and Past the Bleachers). Chris lives in Vermont and can be found at www.chrisbohjalian.com or on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Litsy, and Goodreads.

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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)

From the bestselling author of The Flight Attendant, here is a novel that examines wildly divisive American issues like gun control and animal rights with Chris Bohjalian’s trademark emotional heft and spellbinding storytelling skill.

For ten summers, the Seton family—all three generations—met at their country home in New England to spend a week...

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The Buffalo Soldier
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2003
$16.95/22.95(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 heartbreaking, wildly inventive, and moving novel narrated by a teenage runaway, from the bestselling author of Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls.

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...

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The Double Bind
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2008
$16.95/22.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3166-5 (1-4000-3166-4)

From the bestselling author of The Flight Attendant, here is a gripping psychological novel of obsession and consequence.

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... Read more






The Flight Attendant
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2019
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-525-43268-5 (0-525-43268-X)

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 
A WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER
A USA TODAY BESTSELLER 
A NATIONAL INDIEBOUND BESTSELLER 

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

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 
A WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER
A USA TODAY BESTSELLER 
A NATIONAL INDIEBOUND BESTSELLER 

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

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Midwives and 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 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)

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant 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 Chapman agrees to let her... 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)

From the New York Times 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 one... 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)

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 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... 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 Red Lotus
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Doubleday | Hardcover | March 17, 2020
$27.95/36.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-54480-1 (0-385-54480-4)

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Midwives and The Flight Attendant comes a twisting story of love and deceit: an American man vanishes on a rural road in Vietnam, and his girlfriend, an emergency room doctor trained to ask questions, follows a path that leads her home to... Read more






The Red Lotus
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | March 17, 2020
$30.00/40.00(Canada) | 978-0-593-17174-5 (0-593-17174-8)

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Midwives and The Flight Attendant comes a twisting story of love and deceit: an American man vanishes on a rural road in Vietnam and his girlfriend, an emergency room doctor trained to ask questions, follows a path that leads her home to... Read more






The Sandcastle Girls
Written by Chris Bohjalian
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2013
$16.95/22.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-74391-6 (0-307-74391-8)

From the bestselling author of Midwives, here is a sweeping historical love story that probes the depths of love, family, and secrets amid the Armenian Genocide during WWI.

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...

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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






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

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant 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.

Gorgeous, blond, successful, living in a beautiful Victorian home in a Vermont village, Annalee Ahlberg has another side: at night... 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)

From the bestselling author of Midwives comes 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 mother. But then a few months into their relationship...

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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






Les Miserables
Written by Victor Hugo, Afterword by Chris Bohjalian, Translated by Lee Fahnestock and Norman MacAfee, Introduction by Lee Fahnestock
Signet | Paperback | October 2013
$9.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-451-41943-9 (0-451-41943-X)

NOW A SIX-PART MINISERIES ON MASTERPIECE ON PBS

The only completely unabridged paperback edition of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece—a sweeping tale of love, loss, valor, and passion.


Introducing one of the most famous characters in literature, Jean Valjean—the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread—Les Misérables ranks among the greatest novels of all... Read more





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