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The Lioness
The Lioness: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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A luxurious African safari turns deadly for a Hollywood starlet and her entourage in this riveting historical thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant. Tanzania, 1964. When Katie Barstow, A-list actress, and her new husband, David Hill, decide to bring their Hollywood friends to the Serengeti for their honeymoon, they envision giraffes gently eating leaves from the tall acacia trees, great swarms of wildebeests crossing the Mara River, and herds of zebras storming the sandy plains. Their glamorous guestsincluding Katies best friend, Carmen Tedesco, and Terrance Dutton, the celebrated Black actor who stars alongside Katie in the highly controversial film Tender Madnesswill spend their days taking photos, and their evenings drinking chilled gin and tonics back at camp, as the local Tanzanian guides warm water for their baths. The wealthy Americans expect civilized adventure: fresh ice from the kerosene-powered ice maker, dinners of cooked gazelle meat, and plenty of stories to tell over lunch back on Rodeo Drive. What Katie and her glittering entourage do not expect is this: a kidnapping gone wrong, their guides bleeding out in the dirt, and a team of Russian mercenaries herding their hostages into Land Rovers, guns to their heads. As the powerful sun gives way to night, the gunmen shove them into abandoned huts and Katie Barstow, Hollywood royalty, prays for a simple thing: to see the sun rise one more time. A blistering story of fame, race, love, and death set in a world on the cusp of great change, The Lioness is a vibrant masterpiece from one of our finest storytellers.
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KristiAhlers
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For #readafrica2022 I picked this one representing #Tanzania. This author is an automatic buy and I loved how he brought the Tanzanian landscape to life while at the same time telling a page turning story about a kidnapping gone wrong. Book is populated by a lot of characters so that can get confusing at times as each character has his/her POV. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle #travelthroughbooks

Librarybelle I‘m excited to read this one! 5d
KristiAhlers @Librarybelle I brought this one with me the past weekend. I did a quick road trip up to Wisconsin to see my best friend. This one kept me very entertained 5d
Bklover I like his books too, but haven‘t read them all yet Hope you had a good visit! 5d
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KristiAhlers @Bklover I did. It was so nice to get out of the area. Have some wine, catch up. It was a much needed break. And as for this guys books I think this might be one of his I like the best. 5d
Librarybelle Awesome! 5d
BarbaraBB Good choice! The author is on Litsy, did you know that?! @ChrisBohjalian 5d
KristiAhlers @BarbaraBB I did not! How cool is that? 5d
melmes Awesome 5d
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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On Thursday evening, I traveled to Richmond, Virginia to a book and author event sponsored by the Women‘s Junior League. I saw @ChrisBohjalian again! One of my most wonderful authors that I call friend! Diving into his new book tomorrow!

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Reecaspieces
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Not my favorite book by this author. Check out my review.

https://reecaspieces.com/2022/05/10/the-lioness-by-chris-bohjalian-doubledaybook...

EvieBee Okay! Good to hear. 2w
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Reecaspieces
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My current situation is mighty fine! I am currently reading The Lioness by @ChrisBohjalian and it is excellent! Even Millie knows she must chill out tonight! What are y‘all reading???

Leftcoastzen So cute!🐶 3w
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Follow.my.read
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Spring mornings are my favorite time of day! #TheLioness#Netgalley

Sophronisba I have your mug! It's one of my favorites. 2w
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ChrisBohjalian
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Great news for a Friday: TODAY you can preorder the Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition of THE LIONESS -- including nearly a dozen photos and an essay I wrote -- for 25% off! Use code PREORDER25 at www,bn.com checkout. The regular edition is also on sale.

Follow.my.read Hands down, a solid 5 ⭐️ 3w
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ChrisBohjalian
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A boxed, starred review for THE LIONESS in Publishers Weekly? (“This brilliant whydunit is not to be missed.”) A gift and I am grateful. Over the moon thrilled it will also be featured in the coming week‘s special Summer Reads issue. Thank you, PW. THE LIONESS roars May 10: preorder, please, wherever you buy books.

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ChrisBohjalian
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Yes, THE LIONESS has come to West Hollywood. There‘s a reason. Stay tuned! The novel arrives May 10. Preorder wherever you buy books!

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Texreader
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From litsy‘s very own @ChrisBohjalian this book will come out May 10. Wouldn‘t it be awesome to do a #buddyread when it comes out for #readingafrica2022 #Tanzania? @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Librarybelle We could…I‘ve got a lot on my plate, at the moment, so I would definitely need a co-host to help organize it! It‘s a great idea! 1mo
Butterfinger I will read it with you. 1mo
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ChrisBohjalian
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Deepest thanks to the New York Times Book Section today for featuring THE LIONESS in their preview of Spring Fiction: "Bohjalian steers this runaway Land Rover of a story into some wildly entertaining territory." So honored by the company. THE LIONESS roars May 10!

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ChrisBohjalian
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Happy Saturday. This is the first paragraph of my forthcoming novel. THE LIONESS roars May 10!

“Oh, I can‘t speak for the dead. And I won‘t speak for the missing. I can only tell you what I think happened. Others—the dead and the missing—would probably have their own versions. Blame, I can tell you firsthand, is every bit as subjective as truth.”

MoBee Look Forward to reading this 2mo
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ChrisBohjalian
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The Lioness roars May 10!

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!!WEEKEND GIVEAWAY!!
📚♥️♦️♠️♣️📚
Win
- A signed galley of The Lioness🐆
- A deck of matching playing cards to take on safari 🐘🦒
Enter to win by visiting my Instagram page and
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The Lioness roars May 10 from @DoubledayBooks . Learn more about the novel 🎥🎞🎬📺📚and read the early reviews here: https://chrisbohjalian.com/the-lioness/
(No purchase necessary. US residents. 18+. Ends 2/6 at midnight EST.)

AmyG Thank you! 3mo
Megabooks Thanks for sharing!! 3mo
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ChrisBohjalian
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Big news from www.bn.com: TODAY preorder THE LIONESS, a thriller set in Hollywood and the Serengeti that Library Journal just starred and called a “tour de force," and get 25% off. Offer good through 1/28. Use PREORDER25. THE LIONESS roars May 20 from @DoubledayBooks

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ChrisBohjalian
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How many ways do I love this cover? THE LIONESS roars May 10. Preorder wherever you buy books!

TheKidUpstairs Sounds so good, can't wait! 4mo
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ChrisBohjalian
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Earlier this month, I signed my name many thousands of times for signed copies of THE LIONESS. 📚 Sometimes I added this “lion” doodle. THE LIONESS roars May 10 from @DoubledayBooks . 🐆 @PRHLibrary 🦒 🎥🎞🎬

StaceGhost This lion looks relatively friendly and relaxed 4mo
marleed Oh so cool! I‘ll be on the hunt for a Lion in May! 4mo
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