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Chris Bohjalian's Books

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Jul.08.2014
  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 plant in Vermont's Northeast...
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Jul.09.2013
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 keep them safe from the war raging across Europe. Eighteen-...
The Sandcastle Girls
Jul.17.2012
Praise “In his latest novel, master storyteller Chris Bohjalian explores the ways in which our ancestral past informs our contemporary lives--in ways we understand and ways that remain mysteriously out of reach. The Sandcastle Girls is deft, layered, eye-opening, and riveting. I was deeply moved.” -- Wally Lamb, author of The House I First Believed "Chris Bohjalian is at his very...
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Oct.04.2011
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 home's new owners are Chip and Emily Linton and their twin ten-year-old daughters....
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Feb.01.2011
From the bestselling author of Midwives, The Double Bind, and Skeletons at the Feast comes a novel of shattered faith, intimate secrets, and the delicate exploration of the nature of sacrifice. Chris Bohjalian's latest novel is rich with his elegant, page-turning prose and builds to the sort of ending that left millions of readers of The Double Bind and Midwives speechless and...
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Feb.10.2009
Perhaps not since The English Patient has a novel captured both the power and poignancy of romance and the terror and tragedy of war: From Chris Bohjalian comes a dramatic love story sure to enthrall his millions of readers. In January, 1945, in the waning months of the Second World War, a small group of people begin the longest journey of their lives: An attempt to cross the...
The Double Bind
Feb.04.2008
  SYNOPSIS When college sophomore Laurel Estabrook is attacked while riding her bike through Vermont's back roads, her life is forever changed. Formerly outgoing, Laurel withdraws into her photography and begins working at a homeless shelter. There she meets Bobbie Crocker, a man with a history of mental illness and a box full of photos he won't let anyone see. When Bobbie...
Midwives
Jul.20.1998
SYNOPSIS On an icy winter night in an isolated house in rural Vermont, a seasoned midwife named Sibyl Danforth takes desperate measures to save a baby's life. She performs an emergency cesarean section on a mother she believes has died of a stroke. But what if Sibyl's patient wasn't dead—and Sybil inadvertently killed her? As Sibyl faces the antagonism of the law, the hostility of...