Chris Bohjalian

1 The Flight Attendant

Author : Chris Bohjalian
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2018-03-13
Description :  <b>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER&#xa0;<br />A <i>WALL STREET JOURNAL</i> BESTSELLER<br />A <i>USA TODAY</i> BESTSELLER&#xa0;<br />A NATIONAL INDIEBOUND BESTSELLER&#xa0;<br /><br />From the author of <i>The Guest Room,</i> 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.</b><br /><br /> Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She's a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives with them, and the accompanying self-loathing. When she awakes in a Dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the previous night back together, counting the minutes until she has to catch her crew shuttle to the airport. She quietly slides out of bed, careful not to aggravate her already pounding head, and looks at the man she spent the night with. She sees his dark hair. His utter stillness. And blood, a slick, still wet pool on the crisp white sheets. Afraid to call the police - she's a single woman alone in a hotel room far from home - Cassie begins to lie. She lies as she joins the other flight attendants and pilots in the van. She lies on the way to Paris as she works the first class cabin. She lies to the FBI agents in New York who meet her at the gate. Soon it's too late to come clean-or face the truth about what really happened back in Dubai. Could she have killed him? If not, who did? <br /><br /> Set amid the captivating world of those whose lives unfold at forty thousand feet, <i>The Flight Attendant</i> unveils a spellbinding story of memory, of the giddy pleasures of alcohol and the devastating consequences of addiction, and of murder far from home.

2 The Guest Room

Author : Chris Bohjalian
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2016-01-05
Description :  <b>From the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Midwives </i>and <i>The Sandcastle Girls </i>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.<br /></b><br /> When Kristin Chapman agrees to let her husband, Richard, host his brother’s bachelor party, she expects a certain amount of debauchery. She brings 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 this: bacchanalian drunkenness, her husband sharing a dangerously intimate moment in the guest room, and two women stabbing and killing their Russian bodyguards before driving off into the night.<br /><br /> In the aftermath, Kristin and Richard’s life rapidly spirals into nightmare. The police throw them out of their home, now a crime scene, Richard’s investment banking firm puts him on indefinite leave, and Kristin is unsure if she can forgive her husband for the moment he shared with a dark-haired girl in the guest room. But the dark-haired girl, Alexandra, faces a much graver danger. In one breathless, violent night, she is free, running to escape the police who will arrest her and the gangsters who will kill her in a heartbeat. A captivating, chilling story about shame and scandal, <i>The Guest Room</i> is a riveting novel from one of our greatest storytellers.

3 The Sandcastle Girls

Author : Chris Bohjalian
Genre :  Family  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-07-17
Description :  Over the course of his career, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling novelist Chris Bohjalian has taken readers on a spectacular array of journeys. <i>Midwives </i>brought us to an isolated Vermont farmhouse on an icy winter’s night and a home birth gone tragically wrong. <i>The Double Bind </i>perfectly conjured the Roaring Twenties on Long Island—and a young social worker’s descent into madness. And <i>Skeletons at the Feast </i>chronicled the last six months of World War Two in Poland and Germany with nail-biting authenticity. As <i>The Washington Post Book World</i> has noted, Bohjalian writes “the sorts of books people stay awake all night to finish.”<br />In his fifteenth book, <i>The Sandcastle Girls</i>, he brings us on a very different kind of journey. This spellbinding tale travels between Aleppo, Syria, in 1915 and Bronxville, New York, in 2012—a sweeping historical love story steeped in the author’s Armenian heritage, making it his most personal novel to date.<br />When Elizabeth Endicott arrives in Syria, she has a diploma from Mount Holyoke College, a crash course in nursing, and only the most basic grasp of the Armenian language. The First World War is spreading across Europe, and she has volunteered on behalf of the Boston-based Friends of Armenia to deliver food and medical aid to refugees of the Armenian genocide. There, Elizabeth becomes friendly with Armen, a young Armenian engineer who has already lost his wife and infant daughter. When Armen leaves Aleppo to join the British Army in Egypt, he begins to write Elizabeth letters, and comes to realize that he has fallen in love with the wealthy, young American woman who is so different from the wife he lost.Flash forward to the present, where we meet Laura Petrosian, a novelist living in suburban New York. Although her grandparents’ ornate Pelham home was affectionately nicknamed the “Ottoman Annex,” Laura has never really given her Armenian heritage much thought. But when an old friend calls, claiming to have seen a newspaper photo of Laura’s grandmother promoting an exhibit at a Boston museum, Laura embarks on a journey back through her family’s history that reveals love, loss—and a wrenching secret that has been buried for generations.<br /><br />BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Chris Bohjalian's&#xa0;<i>The Light in the Ruins</i>.

4 The Light in the Ruins

Author : Chris Bohjalian
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers  Historical  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2013-07-09
Description :  From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Midwives</i> and <i>The Sandcastle Girls</i> comes a spellbinding novel of love, despair, and revenge—set in war-ravaged Tuscany.<br /><br /> 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-year-old Cristina spends her days swimming in the pool, playing with her young niece and nephew, and wandering aimlessly amid the estate’s gardens and olive groves. But when two soldiers, a German and an Italian, arrive at the villa asking to see an ancient Etruscan burial site, the Rosatis’ bucolic tranquility is shattered. A young German lieutenant begins to court Cristina, the Nazis descend upon the estate demanding hospitality, and what was once their sanctuary becomes their prison.<br /><br /> 1955: Serafina Bettini, an investigator with the Florence police department, has her own demons. A beautiful woman, Serafina carefully hides her scars along with her haunting memories of the war. But when she is assigned to a gruesome new case—a serial killer targeting the Rosatis, murdering the remnants of the family one-by-one in cold blood—Serafina finds herself digging into a past that involves both the victims and her own tragic history.<br /><br /> Set against an exquisitely rendered Italian countryside, <i>The Light in the Ruins</i> unveils a breathtaking story of moral paradox, human frailty, and the mysterious ways of the heart.

5 The Sleepwalker

Author : Chris Bohjalian
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Romance  Suspense  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2017-01-10
Description :  <b>From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Guest Room</i> 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. </b><br /><br />When Annalee Ahlberg goes missing, her children fear the worst. Annalee is a sleepwalker whose affliction manifests in ways both bizarre and devastating. Once, she merely destroyed the hydrangeas in front of her Vermont home. More terrifying was the night her older daughter, Lianna, pulled her back from the precipice of the Gale River bridge. The morning of Annalee's disappearance, a search party combs the nearby woods. Annalee's husband, Warren, flies home from a business trip. Lianna is questioned by a young, hazel-eyed detective. And her little sister, Paige, takes to swimming the Gale to look for clues. When the police discover a small swatch of fabric, a nightshirt, ripped and hanging from a tree branch, it seems certain Annalee is dead, but Gavin Rikert, the hazel-eyed detective, continues to call, continues to stop by the Ahlbergs' Victorian home. As Lianna peels back the layers of mystery surrounding Annalee's disappearance, she finds herself drawn to Gavin, but she must ask herself: Why does the detective know so much about her mother? Why did Annalee leave her bed only when her father was away? And if she really died while sleepwalking, where was the body? <br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; Conjuring the strange and mysterious world of parasomnia, a place somewhere between dreaming and wakefulness, <i>The Sleepwalker </i>is a masterful novel from one of our most treasured storytellers.

6 Midwives

Author : Chris Bohjalian
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1998-06-30
Description :  <b>A contemporary classic that has sold more than two million copies and was a selection of Oprah's original Book Club,&#xa0;<i>Midwives</i>&#xa0;is a&#xa0;compulsively readable novel that&#xa0;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.&#xa0;</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> 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 stroke. But what if—as Sibyl's assistant later charges—the patient wasn't already dead?&#xa0;&#xa0; The ensuing trial bears the earmarks of a witch hunt, forcing Sibyl to face the antagonism of the law, the hostility of traditional doctors, and the accusations of her own conscience. Exploring the complex and emotional decisions surrounding childbirth,&#xa0;<i>Midwives</i>&#xa0;engages, moves, and transfixes us as only the very best novels ever do.

7 The Double Bind

Author : Chris Bohjalian
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2008-02-12
Description :  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 photographs that he won’t let anyone see. When Bobbie dies, Laurel discovers a deeply hidden secret–a story that leads her far from her old life, and into a cat-and-mouse game with pursuers who claim they want to save her. In a tale that travels between the Roaring Twenties and the twenty-first century, between Jay Gatsby’s Long Island and rural New England, bestselling author Chris Bohjalian has written his most extraordinary novel yet.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

8 The Night Strangers

Author : Chris Bohjalian
Genre :  Ghost  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers  Literary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-10-04
Description :  From the bestselling author of <i>The Double Bind</i>, <i>Skeletons at the Feast</i>, and <i>Secrets of Eden</i>, comes a riveting and dramatic ghost story.<br />&#xa0;<br />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.&#xa0;<br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; <br />The home's new owners are Chip and Emily Linton and their twin ten-year-old daughters. Together they hope to rebuild their lives there after Chip, an airline pilot, has to ditch his 70-seat regional jet in Lake Champlain after double engine failure. Unlike the Miracle on the Hudson, however, most of the passengers aboard Flight 1611 die on impact or drown. The body count? Thirty-nine – a coincidence not lost on Chip when he discovers the number of bolts in that basement door. Meanwhile, Emily finds herself wondering about the women in this sparsely populated White Mountain village – self-proclaimed herbalists – and their interest in her fifth-grade daughters. Are the women mad? Or is it her husband, in the wake of the tragedy, whose grip on sanity has become desperately tenuous?&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;<br /><br />The result is a poignant and powerful ghost story with all the hallmarks readers have come to expect from bestselling novelist Chris Bohjalian: a palpable sense of place, an unerring sense of the demons that drive us, and characters we care about deeply. <br /><br />The difference this time? Some of those characters are dead.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

9 Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands

Author : Chris Bohjalian
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-07-08
Description :  <b>A heartbreaking, wildly inventive, and moving novel narrated by a teenage runaway, from the bestselling author of&#xa0;<i>Midwives</i>&#xa0;and&#xa0;<i>The Sandcastle Girls</i>.<br /><br /></b><i>Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands</i>&#xa0;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 Kingdom had experienced a cataclysmic meltdown, and both of Emily's parents were killed. Devastatingly, her father was in charge of the plant, and the meltdown may have been his fault. Was he drunk when it happened? Thousands of people are forced to flee their homes in the Kingdom; rivers and forests are destroyed; and Emily feels certain that as the daughter of the most hated man in America, she is in danger. So instead of following the social workers and her classmates after the meltdown, Emily takes off on her own for Burlington, where she survives by stealing, sleeping on the floor of a drug dealer's apartment, and inventing a new identity for herself -- an identity inspired by her favorite poet, Emily Dickinson. When Emily befriends a young homeless boy named Cameron, she protects him with a ferocity she didn't know she had. But she still can't outrun her past, can't escape her grief, can't hide forever—and so she comes up with the only plan that she can.&#xa0;<br /><br />A story of loss, adventure, and the search for friendship in the wake of catastrophe,&#xa0;<i>Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands&#xa0;</i>is one of Chris Bohjalian’s finest novels to date—breathtaking, wise, and utterly transporting.

10 Skeletons at the Feast

Author : Chris Bohjalian
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2008-05-06
Description :  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.<br /><br />Among the group is eighteen-year-old Anna Emmerich, the daughter of Prussian aristocrats. There is her lover, Callum Finella, a twenty-year-old Scottish prisoner of war who was brought from the stalag to her family’s farm as forced labor. And there is a twenty-six-year-old Wehrmacht corporal, who the pair know as Manfred–who is, in reality, Uri Singer, a Jew from Germany who managed to escape a train bound for Auschwitz.<br /><br />As they work their way west, they encounter a countryside ravaged by war. Their flight will test both Anna’s and Callum’s love, as well as their friendship with Manfred–assuming any of them even survive. <br /><br />Perhaps not since The English Patient has a novel so deftly captured both the power and poignancy of romance and the terror and tragedy of war. Skillfully portraying the flesh and blood of history, Chris Bohjalian has crafted a rich tapestry that puts a face on one of the twentieth century’s greatest tragedies–while creating, perhaps, a masterpiece that will haunt readers for generations.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

11 Secrets of Eden

Author : Chris Bohjalian
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2010-02-02
Description :  <b>NOW A LIFETIME TV MOVIE STARRING JOHN STAMOS<br /></b><br />From the bestselling author of <i>The Double Bind</i>, <i>Midwives,</i> and <i>Skeletons at the Feast</i> comes a novel of shattered faith, intimate secrets, and the delicate nature of sacrifice.<br /><br />"There," says Alice Hayward to Reverend Stephen Drew, just after her baptism, and just before going home to the husband who will kill her that evening and then shoot himself. Drew, tortured by the cryptic finality of that short utterance, feels his faith in God slipping away and is saved from despair only by a meeting with Heather Laurent, the author of wildly successful, inspirational books about . . . angels.&#xa0;<br /><br />Heather survived a childhood that culminated in her own parents' murder-suicide, so she identifies deeply with Alice’s daughter, Katie, offering herself as a mentor to the girl and a shoulder for Stephen – who flees the pulpit to be with Heather and see if there is anything to be salvaged from the spiritual wreckage around him.<br />But then the State's Attorney begins to suspect that Alice's husband may not have killed himself. . .and finds out that Alice had secrets only her minister knew.<br /><br /><i>Secrets of Eden</i> is both a haunting literary thriller and a deeply evocative testament to the inner complexities that mark all of our lives.&#xa0; Once again Chris Bohjalian has given us a riveting page-turner in which nothing is precisely what it seems.&#xa0; As one character remarks, “Believe no one.&#xa0; Trust no one.&#xa0; Assume all of our stories are suspect.”

12 Trans-Sister Radio

Author : Chris Bohjalian
Genre :  Gay & Lesbian  Books  Romance  Fiction & Literature  Family 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2001-08-14
Description :  With <b><i>Trans-Sister Radio</i></b>, Chris Bohjalian, author of the bestselling novels&#xa0;<i>Midwives</i> and <i>The Sandcastle Girls</i>,&#xa0;brings us a&#xa0;thought-provoking story&#xa0;about&#xa0;gender, love,&#xa0;and new&#xa0;relationships.<br /><br />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, Dana tells Allison his secret: he has always been certain that he is a woman born into the wrong skin, and soon he will have a sex-change operation. Allison, overwhelmed by the depth of her passion, finds herself unable to leave Dana. By deciding to stay, she finds she must confront questions most people never even consider. Not only will her own life and Carly’ s be irrevocably changed, she will have to contend with the outrage of a small Vermont community and come to terms with her lover’s new body–hoping against hope that her love will transcend the physical.

13 Before You Know Kindness

Author : Chris Bohjalian
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers  Family 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2005-08-09
Description :  Chris Bohjalian, bestselling author of <b>Midwives</b>, presents his most ambitious and multi-layered novel to date--examining wildly divisive American&#xa0;issues like gun control and animal rights&#xa0;with his trademark emotional heft and spellbinding storytelling skill.<br /><br />&#xa0;On a balmy July night in New Hampshire a shot rings out in a garden, and a man falls to the ground, terribly wounded. The wounded man is Spencer McCullough, the shot that hit him was fired–accidentally?–by his adolescent daughter Charlotte. With this shattering moment of violence, Chris Bohjalian launches the best kind of literate page-turner: suspenseful, wryly funny, and humane.<br /><br />BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Chris Bohjalian's&#xa0;<i>The Light in the Ruins</i>.&#xa0;&#xa0;

14 Les Miserables

Author : Victor Hugo, Lee Fahnestock, Norman MacAfee & Chris Bohjalian
Genre :  Classics  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary  Historical 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2013-10-01
Description :  <b>The only completely&#xa0;unabridged paperback edition of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece—a sweeping tale of love, loss, valor, and passion.</b><br /><br />Introducing one of the most famous characters in literature, Jean Valjean—the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread—<i>Les Misérables</i> ranks among the greatest novels of all time. In it, Victor Hugo takes readers deep into the Parisian underworld, immerses them in a battle between good and evil, and carries them to the barricades during the uprising of 1832 with a breathtaking realism that is unsurpassed in modern prose. <br /><br />Within his dramatic story are themes that capture the intellect and the emotions: crime and punishment, the relentless persecution of Valjean by Inspector Javert, the desperation of the prostitute Fantine, the amorality of the rogue Thénardier, and the universal desire to escape the prisons of our own minds. <i>Les Misérables </i>gave Victor Hugo a canvas upon which he portrayed his criticism of the French political and judicial systems, but the portrait that resulted is larger than life, epic in scope—an extravagant spectacle that dazzles the senses even as it touches the heart.<br /> &#xa0;<br /><b>Translated by Lee Fahnestock and Norman Macafee, based on the classic nineteenth-century Charles E. Wilbour translation</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Inlcudes an Introduction by Lee Fahnestock </b><br /> <b>and an Afterword by&#xa0;Chris Bohjalian</b>

15 Water Witches

Author : Chris Bohjalian
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2010-07-20
Description :  Set in the Vermont countryside, <i>Water Witches</i> is a tale of the clash between progress and tradition, science and magic. In the midst of a nightmarish New England drought, cynical ski industry lobbyist Scottie Winston is trying to get a large ski resort the permits it needs to tap already beleaguered rivers for snow. His wife, his little girl, and his sister-in-law -- dowsers or "water witches" all -- hope to stop him, however, in this gentle, comic, life-affirming novel.

16 The Law of Similars

Author : Chris Bohjalian
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Suspense 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2000-03-14
Description :  "<b> The Law of Similars</b> is fast-paced and absorbing. Few writers can manipulate a plot with Bohjalian's grace and power."-<i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br /><br />From the number one bestselling author of <b>Midwives</b> comes this riveting medical thriller about a lawyer, a homeopath, and a tragic death.&#xa0;&#xa0;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.&#xa0;&#xa0;<br /><br />But Leland is also one of Carissa's patients, and he is begining to realize that he has fallen in love with her.&#xa0;&#xa0;As love and legal obligations collide, Leland comes face-to-face with an ethical dilemma of enormous proportions.&#xa0;&#xa0;Graceful, intelligent, and suspenseful, <b>The Law of Similars</b> is a powerful examination of the links between hope and hubris, love and deception.<br /><br />BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Chris Bohjalian's <i>The Light in the Ruins</i>.

17 Secrets of Eden (Enhanced Edition)

Author : Chris Bohjalian
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2010-05-25
Description :  <b>This enhanced edition of <i>Secrets of Eden</i> includes the following exclusive materials: a nine-minute video, an original essay by the author, a Q&amp;A with the author, a reader’s group guide, and sample chapters from Chris Bohjalian’s bestselling novels <i>Skeletons at the Feast, The Double Bind, Before You Know Kindness, Idyll Banter, The Buffalo Soldier, Trans-Sister Radio, The Law of Similars,</i> and <i>Midwives</i>.</b><br />&#xa0;<br />From the bestselling author of <i>The Double Bind</i>, <i>Midwives,</i> and <i>Skeletons at the Feast</i> comes a novel of shattered faith, intimate secrets, and the delicate nature of sacrifice.<br /><br />"There," says Alice Hayward to Reverend Stephen Drew, just after her baptism, and just before going home to the husband who will kill her that evening and then shoot himself. Drew, tortured by the cryptic finality of that short utterance, feels his faith in God slipping away and is saved from despair only by a meeting with Heather Laurent, the author of wildly successful, inspirational books about . . . angels.&#xa0;<br /><br />Heather survived a childhood that culminated in her own parents' murder-suicide, so she identifies deeply with Alice’s daughter, Katie, offering herself as a mentor to the girl and a shoulder for Stephen – who flees the pulpit to be with Heather and see if there is anything to be salvaged from the spiritual wreckage around him.<br />But then the State's Attorney begins to suspect that Alice's husband may not have killed himself. . .and finds out that Alice had secrets only her minister knew.<br /><br /><i>Secrets of Eden</i> is both a haunting literary thriller and a deeply evocative testament to the inner complexities that mark all of our lives.&#xa0; Once again Chris Bohjalian has given us a riveting page-turner in which nothing is precisely what it seems.&#xa0; As one character remarks, “Believe no one.&#xa0; Trust no one.&#xa0; Assume all of our stories are suspect.”&#xa0;

18 The Premonition

Author : Chris Bohjalian
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Family 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2016-11-29
Description :  <b>This mesmerizing ebook original short story—a prequel to <i>The Sleepwalker</i>—from Chris Bohjalian, bestselling author of <i>The Sandcastle Girls </i>and <i>The Guest Room,</i> tells the tale of one strange summer when a pair of horses die, an odd boy moves to a small Vermont town, and a woman rises from her bed and disappears into the night.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Lianna Ahlberg is seventeen when a thunderstorm snaps a power line to the earth, electrifying the ground, the rain spreading the current like wildfire across the wet grass. Two horses are killed in the nearby field, unnerving the neighbors, upsetting the peculiar boy who has just moved in, and filling Lianna with a deep and abiding sense of dread. This is not the first unusual thing to happen that summer—a summer when Lianna’s mother begins to sleepwalk in the smallest hours of morning—and it will not be the last.

19 The Buffalo Soldier

Author : Chris Bohjalian
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Family 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2003-02-25
Description :  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.&#xa0;<br /><br />His name is Alfred; he is ten years old and African American. And he has passed through so many indifferent families that he can’t believe that his new one will last. <br /><br /> In the ensuing months Terry and Laura will struggle to emerge from their shell of grief only to face an unexpected threat to their marriage; Terry’s involvement with another woman. Meanwhile, Alfred cautiously enters the family circle, and befriends an elderly neighbor who inspires him with the story of the buffalo soldiers, the black cavalrymen of the old West. Out of the entwining and unfolding of their lives, The Buffalo Soldier creates a suspenseful, moving portrait of a family, infused by Bohjalian’s moral complexity and narrative assurance.

20 Idyll Banter

Author : Chris Bohjalian
Genre :  Essays  Books  Fiction & Literature  Biographies & Memoirs  Nonfiction  Social Science  Sociology 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2003-12-16
Description :  In March 1986, while living in Brooklyn, Chris Bohjalian and his wife were cab-napped on a Saturday night and taken on a forty-five-minute joy ride in which the driver ignored all traffic lights and stop signs. Around midnight he deposited the young couple on a near-deserted street, where police officers were about to storm a crack house. Bohjalian and his wife were told to hit the ground for their own protection. While lying on the pavement, Bohjalian's wife suggested that perhaps it was time to move to New England.<br /><br />Months later they traded in their co-op in Brooklyn for a century-old Victorian house in Lincoln, Vermont (population 975), and Bohjalian began chronicling life in that town in a wide variety of magazine essays and in his newspaper column, "Idyll Banter."<br /><br />These pieces, written weekly for twelve years and collected here for the first time, serve as a diary of both this writer's life and how America has been transformed in the last decade. Rich with idiosyncratic universals that come with being a parent, a child, and a spouse, Chris Bohjalian's personal observations are a reflection of our own common experience.<br /><br />"Chris Bohjalian is a terrific columnist—thoughtful and thought-provoking. Just like me! No, really, this guy is good." —Dave Barry, author of <i>Boogers Are My Beat<br /></i><br /><br />“The best book I’ve ever read about life in a contemporary village. There’s no doubt that Chris Bohjalian has established himself as one of America’s finest, most thoughtful, and most humane writers.”<br />—Howard Frank Mosher<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

21 L'imprévu - Extrait

Author : Chris Bohjalian
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2017-02-23
Description :  <b>En quelques heures, votre existence peut basculer.</b> <br />Dans une paisible banlieue de New York, Richard et Kristin Chapman mènent avec leur fille Melissa une existence tranquille. Ce sont des gens bien, en sécurité dans un environnement aisé où ni le danger ni l'imprévu n'ont leur place. Un soir, ils acceptent de prêter leur maison à Philip, le frère de Richard, qui veut y enterrer sa vie de garçon. Richard reste pour veiller en cas de débordements tandis que Kristin emmène leur fillette chez sa mère à Manhattan. Mais, au beau milieu de la nuit, elle reçoit un appel de Richard. Quelque chose est arrivé. <br /><br /> Avec ce roman passionnant, Chris Bohjalian montre comment une vie apparemment sous contrôle peut basculer d'un seul coup, comment, derrière une façade qu'on croyait solide, nos instincts les plus primitifs peuvent prendre le dessus. <br /><br /> <b>Ce thriller littéraire, cauchemar d'un réalisme effrayant va précipiter Richard et Kristin dans une réalité sociale dont ils ignoraient jusqu'ici toute la noirceur, un monde très différent de celui, inoffensif, qu'ils se sont construit. Un monde où ni l'argent, ni la famille, ni les relations ne pourront plus rien pour eux. </b> <br /><br /> " <i>L'Imprévu</i> vous cloue à votre fauteuil et vous mène d'un seul trait à la dernière page." - The Washington Post

22 Ruiny przeszłości

Author : Chris Bohjalian
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2016-03-09
Description :  Rok 1943. Wśród idyllicznych wzgórz na południe od Florencji mieszka rodzina Rosatich, włoski ród szlachecki, którego członkowie wierzą, że mury ich wiekowej rezydencji ochronią ich przed wojną pustoszącą całą Europę. Osiemnastoletnia Cristina spędza całe dnie na pływaniu w basenie oczy spacerach po należących do posiadłości ogrodach. Ale kiedy w willi Rosatich zjawiają się dwaj żołnierze, Włoch i Niemiec, aby obejrzeć starożytny cmentarz Etrusków, ten sielankowy spokój zostaje bezpowrotnie zburzony. Cristiną zaczyna się interesować młody niemiecki porucznik, naziści coraz śmielej nadużywają gościnności gospodarzy, a niegdysiejsze sanktuarium Rosatich powoli staje się ich więzieniem.<br /> Rok 1955. Serafina Bettini, funkcjonariuszka wydziału dochodzeniowego florenckiej policji, zmaga się z własnymi demonami – piękna policjantka skrzętnie ukrywa blizny na swoim ciele, a także prześladujące ją wspomnienia z czasów wojny. Gdy zostaje jej przydzielone nowe, wyjątkowo makabryczne śledztwo – w sprawie seryjnego zabójcy, który morduje członków rodziny Rosatich – musi zagłębić się w tragiczną historię ofiar, ale przede wszystkim stawić czoło swoim traumatycznym przeżyciom.<br /> „Toskania w czasie II wojny światowej była również krwawym potem bitwy – i tej niechlubnej historii nie można ukrywać. Książka Bohjaliana ukazuje ją w wymiarze osobistym, rodzinnym i społecznym. Zapadająca w pamięć, ważna i przekonywująca powieść historyczna”.<br /> <i>Historical Novel Society</i>

23 Zamki na piasku

Author : Chris Bohjalian
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2015-10-05
Description :  KSIĄŻKA ROKU 2012 <i>THE WASHINGTON POST</i>, <i>LIBRARY JOURNAL</i> I <i>KIRKUS REVIEW</i>!<br /> Rok 1915. Młoda bogata Amerykanka Elizabeth przyjeżdża do Aleppo w ramach misji humanitarnej, której celem jest dostarczenie żywności i lekarstw, a także niesienie pomocy medycznej uchodźcom ocalałym z Rzezi Ormian. Na miejscu Elizabeth poznaje Armena, młodego ormiańskiego inżyniera, który właśnie stracił żonę i maleńką córeczkę. Wkrótce Armen opuszcza Aleppo i wyrusza do Egiptu, by tam wstąpić w szeregi Armii Brytyjskiej. Rozłąka sprawia, że Armen uświadamia sobie, że jest zakochany w Elizabeth.<br /> Wiele lat później ich amerykańska wnuczka Laura odbiera telefon, pod wpływem którego postanawia zagłębić się w losy swojej rodziny i poznać swoje ormiańskie korzenie. Dzięki temu odkrywa historię o miłości, stracie i bolesnej tajemnicy skrywanej od pokoleń.<br /> Chris Bohjalian. Pisarz, autor 18 książek, z których większość trafiła do zestawienia bestsellerów „The New York Times”. Jego powieści przetłumaczono na 30 języków, a trzy z nich zekranizowano. W Polsce nakładem wydawnictwa Sonia Draga ukazały się do tej pory powieści <i>Sekrety Edenu</i>, <i>Wojna uczuć</i> i <i>Bez wyjścia</i>. Autor tekstów dla m.in. „The Washington Post”, „Cosmopolitan” czy „Reader's Digest”. Wielokrotnie nagradzany nie tylko za osiągnięcia literackie, ale również za działalność edukacyjną związaną z dziedzictwem kulturowym Ormian.<br /> [ten cytat proszę przenieść nad biogram]<br /> &#xa0;„Historia gęsto utkana z wątków dotyczących przeszłości i teraźniejszości, bestialstwa i człowieczeństwa, zagłady i odkupienia. Fascynująca”. <i>The Washington Post</i>

24 L'Imprévu

Author : Chris Bohjalian
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $18.99
Release Date :  2017-03-02
Description :  <b>En quelques heures, votre existence peut basculer.</b> <br />Dans une paisible banlieue de New York, Richard et Kristin Chapman mènent avec leur fille Melissa une existence tranquille. Ce sont des gens bien, en sécurité dans un environnement aisé où ni le danger ni l'imprévu n'ont leur place. Un soir, ils acceptent de prêter leur maison à Philip, le frère de Richard, qui veut y enterrer sa vie de garçon. Richard reste pour veiller en cas de débordements tandis que Kristin emmène leur fillette chez sa mère à Manhattan. Mais, au beau milieu de la nuit, elle reçoit un appel de Richard. Quelque chose est arrivé. <br /><br /> Avec ce roman passionnant, Chris Bohjalian montre comment une vie apparemment sous contrôle peut basculer d'un seul coup, comment, derrière une façade qu'on croyait solide, nos instincts les plus primitifs peuvent prendre le dessus. <br /><br /> <b>Ce thriller littéraire, cauchemar d'un réalisme effrayant va précipiter Richard et Kristin dans une réalité sociale dont ils ignoraient jusqu'ici toute la noirceur, un monde très différent de celui, inoffensif, qu'ils se sont construit. Un monde où ni l'argent, ni la famille, ni les relations ne pourront plus rien pour eux. </b> <br /><br /> " <i>L'Imprévu</i> vous cloue à votre fauteuil et vous mène d'un seul trait à la dernière page." - The Washington Post

25 Filles du Désert

Author : Chris Bohjalian
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2017-05-15
Description :  « Peu d'écrivains savent mener une intrigue avec autant de force et d'élégance que Bohjalian. »<br /> <i> The New York Times Book Review </i> <br /> Alep (Syrie), 1915. Kyoto, 1904 <br /> Elizabeth Endicott, une jeune Américaine, arrive en Syrie durant le génocide arménien. Elle se lie d'amitié avec Armen, un ingénieur arménien qui a perdu sa femme et sa fille. Mais très vite, Armen quitte Alep pour s'engager dans l'armée anglaise. Il entame alors une correspondance avec Elizabeth et comprend qu'il est tombé amoureux de la riche Américaine, si différente de la femme qu'il a perdue. <br /> Bronxville, banlieue de New York, 2012. <br /> Laura Petrosian, romancière, n'a jamais accordé beaucoup d'importance à ses origines arméniennes. Jusqu'au jour où une amie l'appelle : elle croit avoir reconnu la grand-mère de Laura sur une photo tirée d'une exposition au musée de Boston. Laura entreprend alors un voyage à travers son histoire familiale et découvre un terrible secret enfoui depuis des générations... <br /> <b> Une histoire d'amour et de perte envoûtante </b>

26 La Femme des Dunes

Author : Chris Bohjalian
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $16.99
Release Date :  2014-01-23
Description :  Alep (Syrie), 1915. Elizabeth Endicott, une jeune Américaine, arrive en Syrie durant le génocide arménien. Elle se lie d’amitié avec Armen, un ingénieur arménien qui a perdu sa femme et sa fille. Mais très vite, Armen quitte Alep pour s’engager dans l’armée anglaise. Il entame alors une correspondance avec Elizabeth et comprend qu’il est tombé amoureux de la riche Américaine, si différente de la femme qu’il a perdue.<br /><br />Bronxville, banlieue de New York, 2012. Laura Petrosian, romancière, n’a jamais accordé beaucoup d’importance à ses origines arméniennes. Jusqu’au jour où une amie l’appelle : elle croit avoir reconnu la grand-mère de Laura sur une photo tirée d’une exposition au musée de Boston. Laura entreprend alors un voyage à travers son histoire familiale et découvre un terrible secret enfoui depuis des générations...<br /><br />« Peu d’écrivains savent mener une intrigue avec autant de force et d’élégance que Bohjalian. »<br /><br /> <b>The New York Times Book Review</b> <br /><br />UNE HISTOIRE D’AMOUR ET DE PERTE ENVOÛTANTE

27 Pokój gościnny

Author : Chris Bohjalian
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Release Date :  2018-05-09
Description :  <i>"Pokój gościnny</i> to tętniąca życiem książka, od której trudno się oderwać, ale poruszane przez nią kwestie sięgają głęboko w sferę moralnych konsekwencji nagłej erupcji przemocy, która wstrząsa życiem zwykłych ludzi.” Charles Frazier, autor powieści <i>Zimna góra</i><br /> Kiedy Richard Chapman zobowiązuje się zorganizować u siebie wieczór kawalerski swojego młodszego brata, od początku spodziewa się pewnej dozy pikanterii. Wysyła więc żonę, Kristin, razem z ich dziewięcioletnią córką na weekend do teściowej, a swój dom w Westchester udostępnia przyjaciołom brata. Nie podejrzewa jednak, że czeka go istna orgia pijaństwa i niebezpiecznie intymne chwile w gościnnej sypialni, a wszystko skończy się, gdy dwie nagie kobiety zabiją swoich rosyjskich ochroniarzy, po czym znikną pod osłoną nocy.<br /> Życie Richarda z dnia na dzień zmienia się w koszmar. Policja wyrzuca go z domu, który jest teraz miejscem zbrodni, jego firma wysyła go na bezterminowy urlop, a jego żona nie jest w stanie mu wybaczyć chwil spędzonych z ciemnowłosą dziewczyną w pokoju gościnnym. Tymczasem ta sama ciemnowłosa dziewczyna, Alexandra, wpada w dużo poważniejsze kłopoty. Dzięki jednej burzliwej nocy wydostaje się na wolność, ale musi uciekać jednocześnie przed policją, która chce ją aresztować i przed gangsterami, którzy chcą ją zabić.



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