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Big thanks to the Washington Post and Library Journal

Big thanks to the Washington Post and Library Journal

The Sandcastle Girls is a Washington Post Notable Book of 2012 and a Library Journal Best Book of 2012. Big thanks to both publications.

Chris's Latest Blogs

Apr.13.2014 - 9:44 am
Last month I spent a little time in Los Angeles traffic — and by little I mean “geologic” little, and by traffic I mean “Car Max” parking lot traffic. At one point, the Garmin GPS...
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Apr.06.2014 - 7:13 am
Later this month — April 24 — Armenians around the world will pause to mourn the 1.5 million of our ancestors who were systematically annihilated by the Ottoman Empire in one of...
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Mar.30.2014 - 8:49 am
            This seems to be the month when I am writing about the great women who raised me. Last week I wrote about my extraordinary and...
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Mar.23.2014 - 9:50 am
My Aunt Rose Mary has appeared in this column before. She was spotted most recently in a gorilla suit, planning to have a little fun and scare some kids on Halloween. Instead she...
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Comments from Chris

Nov.18.2012 - 6:49 am
In response to: Vote early. Vote often. Buy a brownie.
Thanks, Nancy.  I was really interested in your experiences in Kenya. Fascinating indeed. Fingers crossed my work...
Nov.18.2012 - 6:47 am
In response to: Your passport to fun -- tips to clear customs fast.
"My work here is done."   Happy to have helped!
Sep.23.2012 - 5:54 am
In response to: Perhaps the happiest room on Earth
To quote Liz Lemon in the sit-com, "30 Rock:" "I want to go to there."   Wow!    
Apr.08.2012 - 5:45 am
In response to: Village Peeple descend upon Middlebury, Vermont
do rock as a political statement!  
Apr.08.2012 - 5:43 am
In response to: "Mad Men:" A Proustian madeleine back to my childhood
You would have made Chaucer proud.  Bravo -- and thanks!

Published Reviews

Published by Louisville Courier-Journal
"Historic fiction at its very finest...This novel moves with the heat and inexorable flow of lava. Not to be missed."