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Joined October 2016

Look for the MIDWIVES stage play in January. Look for THE RED LOTUS in March. Look for THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT TV series later this spring.
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The Night Strangers | Chris Bohjalian
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Yes, I have a written a #Halloween ghost story: THE NIGHT STRANGERS. The origin? This basement door — nailed shut — in the 1898 Victorian I lived in for decades in #Vermont. It was published in 2011.

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Midwives: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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This is the apartment house in Burlington, Vermont where I revised my first novel in a furnished room on the second floor. Memories. #whyilovethe802 #books #amwriting (still) #tbt #throwbackthursday @DoubledayBooks

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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“You don‘t believe the sky is falling into a chunk of it falls on you.” — Margaret Atwood, THE TESTAMENTS. This must be reason number 117 from this book alone why we love Margaret.

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“That's what fiction is for. It's for getting at the truth when the truth isn't sufficient for the truth.” ― Tim O'Brien, born on this date. One of the greats. #TheThingsTheyCarried

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The Red Lotus: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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The Gifted School | Bruce Holsinger
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My #fridayreads. So good.

Well-ReadNeck Oooh! That looks good. Stacked! 4w
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The Red Lotus: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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This is fun: Goodreads and Doubleday Books right now are giving away 25 advance copies of my March 17 novel, THE RED LOTUS. The thriller about a New York City ER doctor is set in Manhattan and Vietnam. Visit Goodreads to enter to win one of them. Thanks!

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I have my copy. “Under his eye.”

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The Red Lotus: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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Well, look what‘s available now on Net Galley!

Graciouswarriorprincess I can‘t wait to read this book ! 1mo
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The Most Fun We Ever Had | Claire Lombardo
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Bedtime reading. @DoubledayBooks

Bakingbookworm I‘ll be starting this book soon! Can‘t wait! 2mo
Dolly Damn! I‘ve been trying to teach my cat to read for years. 2mo
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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“Something that is loved is never lost.” — Toni Morrison. #RIP. Thank you for a brilliant body of work and a moral compass we could depend upon.

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CLOSE YOUR EYES, HOLD HANDS was published 5 years ago this week. The story of a Vermont teen trying to stay alive after being orphaned by a meltdown at a Vermont nuclear plant is infused with the remarkable fire of #EmilyDickinson‘s poetry. Thank you Doubleday Books and Vintage Anchor!

Megabooks I loved this book! It‘s my favorite of yours. 3mo
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Had the best time tonight at To Kill a Mockingbird with fellow theatre aficionado Todd Doughty — a friend who knows the book and movie EVEN BETTER THAN I DO! Big props to cast and crew and everyone involved with the poignant, powerful drama .

Leftcoastzen Wow! I wish I could get there to see it ! 3mo
Blueberry 💙 3mo
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The Old Man and the Sea | Ernest Miller Hemingway
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Happy birthday to Ernest Hemingway. That copy of THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA without the dust jacket on my shelf? It‘s my late mother‘s first edition. As a boy, I drew a shark in the water and the starship Enterprise in the sky.

DGRachel 😍😍😍 3mo
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The Light in the Ruins | Chris Bohjalian
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6 years ago this week THE LIGHT IN THE RUINS was published. The novel began as a re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet set in Tuscany in World War 2 and grew into a tale of a serial killer and an Italian family's collaboration with the Nazis — and the price they'll pay years later.

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Disappearing Earth | Julia Phillips
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Fantastic. My bedtime reading.

Well-ReadNeck Oooooh, this book! Definitely one of my favorites of 2019. 3mo
Texreader ❤️😻 3mo
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The Sandcastle Girls | Chris Bohjalian
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Seven years ago month, THE SANDCASTLE GIRLS was published. This will always be among the most important books I write. Deepest thanks to Doubleday Books, Vintage Anchor, Jenny Jackson, Dr. Khatchig Mouradian, and the Armenian National Committee of America. It was sold in 20 countries. #ArmenianGenocide #lovestory

readtheworld I love this book! Thank you for writing it. 3mo
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Girls Like Us | Cristina Alger
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Loved GIRLS LIKE US. So did others! Happy pub day to Cristina Alger.

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
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The Red Lotus: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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‪Cover reveal, as promised. Coming March 2020 from @DoubledayBooks and @PRHLibrary — an ER doc, a missing bicyclist, Manhattan, Vietnam, and people peddling (versus pedaling) death to the highest bidder. Learn more here: https://chrisbohjalian.com/the-red-lotus/‬

AmyG Ooooo looks good! 4mo
Soubhiville Can‘t wait for it! 4mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Can't wait to read this book!
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Sophie's Choice | William Styron
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A very big happy birthday to the preternaturally talented Meryl Streep -- seen here as Sophie Zawistowski in the spectacular adaptation of William Styron‘s masterpiece, SOPHIE'S CHOICE.

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Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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Today is #Juneteenth.

Crazeedi We call it "jalune" lol? 4mo
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“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” ― #AnneFrank, born on this date in 1929; died in 1945 in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

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Velvet loves this book — as do I.

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 5mo
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Utterly devastated to hear that the brilliant writer Tony Horwitz has died. I loved his work, beginning with CONFEDERATES IN THE ATTIC, and I loved those moments when our paths crossed. He was such a fine man and had such a precise and inspiring moral compass. I mourn with his readers and his remarkable wife, the wise and generous and immensely talented novelist, Geraldine Brooks.

Well-ReadNeck So sad to hear this. As it happens, I‘m currently reading his latest, 5mo
AmyG I was so saddened to read this earlier today. What a loss. And he was my age....too you g. 5mo
Dorianna Incredibly sad about this. I always enjoyed his work. 5mo
JSW Oh no. What a rich talent he was. 5mo
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Essays and Lectures | Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Today is Ralph Waldo Emerson‘s birthday. If you swipe right to see the second image in this pair, you will see just how much I underlined his work when I read it in college — how seriously I took everything that he said.

Rachel.Rencher Beautiful! 5mo
goodbyefrancie Love the book weight! 5mo
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I love seeing THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT on the flight deck!

RadicalReader Best photo ever of the best book written by the best author Life is perfection when you‘re a bookworm 5mo
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This was a seriously perfect Delta flight: a great book and a plate of black and white cookies. Thanks also to flight attendant Alison and the crew on DL1539. @DoubledayBooks @PRHLibrary

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It was on this date in 1886 that #EmilyDickinson died. Her work was an inspiration for me and for the narrator of my novel, CLOSE YOUR EYES, HOLD HANDS — Emily Shepard. I still worry about that Emily. She is among my favorites of my heroines. Also? I love the way my amazing Grace Experience narrated the audio of that novel, and brought both Emilies to life.

Graciouswarriorprincess One of my favorite CB books. 5mo
RadicalReader All these books completely captivate from start to finish and the best part is recommending these wonderful books to all 5mo
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Skeletons at the Feast | Chris Bohjalian
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It was 11 years ago today that SKELETONS AT THE FEAST was published. This World War Two love story, inspired by the diary left behind by a great friend‘s grandmother, was my first foray into historical fiction. My research shelf in my library is long. Deepest thanks to @Crownpublishing @PRHLibrary #books #worldwar2 #lovestory

bookandcat My very favorite of your books! Happy book birthday anniversary! 6mo
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Bedtime reading with Velvet. Good-night.

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The Sandcastle Girls | Chris Bohjalian
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Today is April 24, #ArmenianGenocide Memorial Day. On this date in 1915, the Ottoman Empire began its systemic annihilation of 1.5 million Armenians, 300,000 Assyrians, and countless Greeks. I‘m a grandson of two survivors. Turkey still does not acknowledge the crime.

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Jennick2004 Ooh have read some of his but not this one. **yours!** (edited) 6mo
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Lcsmcat This is my favorite of yours! @Jennick2004 - Read it! 6mo
Follow.my.read I loved Sandcastle Girls!!! 6mo
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Goodnight Moon | Margaret Wise Brown
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Goodnight, Moon.

MrBook Beautiful! 6mo
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“He therefore turned to mankind only with regret. His cathedral was enough for him. It was peopled with marble figures of kings, saints and bishops who at least did not laugh in his face and looked at him with only tranquillity and benevolence.”
― Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

tpixie Great quote! ♥️ 🇫🇷 ♥️ 6mo
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I owe some very big thanks to Books A Million. THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT is their April Literary Book Club Pick. Also? Wow, do I love the company! Which ones have you read? #grateful

MrBook I‘ve got 3 coming up in the next several months, and read Caged! 👍🏻👍🏻 (edited) 6mo
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Secrets of Eden: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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Because it‘s Saturday morning.

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Wingspan | Chris Bohjalian
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Now on sale as an audiobook: Original cast production of my first stage play! (Note this is not The Flight Attendant.) if you like to read scripts, you can also read the story as an e-book. My deepest thanks to the cast and crew!

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Thrilled to see a new novel from Jay Parini. On sale April 2 from @DoubledayBooks !

BookishTrish He‘s such an amazing writer. The Last Station is incredible. 7mo
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Wingspan | Chris Bohjalian
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One week from today, the WINGSPAN audiobook lands — an original cast production of my first play. Want to listen to the opening minutes? Click here: http://chrisbohjalian.com/chris-bohjalian-plays/

JazzFeathers Love the cover. Will listen to the extract. 7mo
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Rabbit, Run | John Updike
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“Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them. ” -- #JohnUpdike, born on this date.

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The Buffalo Soldier | Chris Bohjalian
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“It rained throughout September and October, and people made jokes about biblical floods before the Sheldon girls drowned.” So begins my novel, The Buffalo Soldier. It was published 17 years ago this week.

JazzFeathers Congrats!!! And fantastic opening!!! 7mo
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Gone So Long | Andre Dubus III
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Bedtime reading. Good-night.

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This remarkable novel is now fifty years old. I was reminded of that when I read a poignant essay about its importance by the immensely gifted novelist Kevin Powers in the New York Times . This is my personal copy, a first edition from 1969, that once belonged to my mother — one of the world‘s great readers. I love how many books in my library once belonged to her. It‘s a deep and important connection.

zsuzsanna_reads You are so lucky to have your mum's books! 7mo
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The Sandcastle Girls | Chris Bohjalian
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Artist Josephine D. Coyle was inspired to paint this image after reading THE SANDCASTLE GIRLS. I am honored and humbled. For the 1.5 million. #ArmenianGenocide

Crazeedi This book stayed with me long after I finished reading...🙁 8mo
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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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Bedtime reading with Velvet.

Soubhiville Yikes! I couldn‘t read this one before bed- too scary! Great book though, enjoy! 🐱 8mo
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Seven weeks and still...here. My deepest thanks to so many booksellers and so many readers and to the team at Vintage Books.

tpixie Congrats!! 🥳🥳🥳 Thanks for talking with @litsybookclub ! I thought this was a fun fact :
** Dark red lipstick - so the hard of hearing could read her lips better
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The River | Peter Heller
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One of the million reasons why I love seeing Jenny Jackson, one of the world‘s truly brilliant editors, is that I always leave with a fantastic new book. Can‘t wait to dive into the latest from Peter Heller, the novelist who has given us such wonders as The Dog Stars. His new novel, The River, arrives next month,

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Galley mail. This account of the Ottoman Empire‘s systematic slaughter of its Armenian, Assyrian, and Greek minorities will arrive in April. #armeniangenocide

Mdargusch This sounds very tragic. I had no idea. 8mo
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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I was signing copies of THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT yesterday at the Vermont Bookshop in Middlebury, VT and loved seeing the novel...here. I‘ve read and savored the three books around it, so I really loved the company.

CaitlinR I loved THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT. Thank you. 8mo
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Secrets of Eden: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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My novel, SECRETS OF EDEN, turns nine years old this week. The movie with John Stamos and Anna Gunn? A mere seven. This was the second time I had multiple first person narrators. They offer a Rashomon-like exploration of what seems to be a domestic violence murder-suicide in Vermont.

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This made my day earlier this week. It was posted on Instagram by Kaley Cuoco -- the utterly perfect and spectacularly talented actor (and producer!) who will be bringing my flight attendant, Cassie Bowden, to life in the upcoming TV series, THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT. In the meantime? Still nine episodes left of the always brilliant and always hysterical THE BIG BANG THEORY.