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ChrisBohjalian

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Joined October 2016

Bicyclist. Gym rat. Hoarder of neckties for book tours.
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Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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Today is #Juneteenth.

Crazeedi We call it "jalune" lol? 1d
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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 😻😻😻 2w
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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, 3w
AmyG I was so saddened to read this earlier today. What a loss. And he was my age....too you g. 3w
Dorianna Incredibly sad about this. I always enjoyed his work. 3w
JSW Oh no. What a rich talent he was. 3w
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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! 4w
goodbyefrancie Love the book weight! 4w
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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 1mo
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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. 1mo
RadicalReader All these books completely captivate from start to finish and the best part is recommending these wonderful books to all 1mo
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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! 1mo
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Bedtime reading with Velvet. Good-night.

rretzler 😻 1mo
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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) 2mo
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Lcsmcat This is my favorite of yours! @Jennick2004 - Read it! 2mo
Follow.my.read I loved Sandcastle Girls!!! 2mo
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Goodnight Moon | Margaret Wise Brown
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Goodnight, Moon.

MrBook Beautiful! 2mo
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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! ♥️ 🇫🇷 ♥️ 2mo
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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) 2mo
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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. 3mo
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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. 3mo
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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!!! 3mo
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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! 3mo
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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...🙁 4mo
Lcsmcat 💔 4mo
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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! 🐱 4mo
meghan2714 🤘 4mo
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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. 4mo
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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. 4mo
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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.

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The Double Bind | Chris Bohjalian
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It was 12 years ago today that THE DOUBLE BIND was published. So grateful to readers around the world who still worry about Laurel Estabrook; to everyone at Vintage Books and @PRHLibrary ; to Becky Holt and Rita Markley at Cots Vermont for suggesting there might be a story in a once homeless but spectacularly photographer; and to so many booksellers and librarians who championed this novel from day one.

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Lake Success: A Novel | Gary Shteyngart
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Loving this novel. Loving. It.

BibliOphelia 😍😍 Shteyngart! 4mo
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The Guest Room: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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These words? Spoken by Alexandra, the young sex slave in THE GUEST ROOM, my 2016 novel about the world's worst bachelor party -- and sexual slavery. Today is Super Bowl⁠ ⁠ Sunday. Human trafficking is a $150 billion industry. One in seven U.S. runaways is likely a sex slave. FYI.

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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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For a speech I am giving next week, I needed an image of all my editions of The Great Gatsby. I know which one is my favorite. Which cover is your favorite?

KarenUK Always love a penguin one 💕🐧 5mo
Lindy The Francis Cugat painting, with the floating eyes and mouth, is my favourite cover. 👍 5mo
Tanisha_A @Lindy High-5! 5mo
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‪“A smart girl is nobody‘s pushover and nobody‘s foe. A smart girl is both sword and smile.” — from THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT ‬
Join us for the Litsy Book Group about the novel on February 21 at 7:30 on Zoom. I promise to be extra charming!
#flightattendant #flightattendantlife #thriller #Russia #spy #bestseller #grateful

Graciouswarriorprincess @ChrisBohjalian You are always charming! 😀 5mo
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The Sandcastle Girls | Chris Bohjalian
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Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. This gentleman? Armin Wegner, a German military field nurse in the First World War who courageously challenged Ottoman authorities to photograph the horrors of the Armenian Genocide in 1915 and then fought the Nazi race laws in the 1930s -- until he was imprisoned by the Nazis and then deported. He was the inspiration for Helmut and Erik in "The Sandcastle Girls."

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Grateful to so many booksellers for making THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT paperback a bestseller. Thank you! Also? I love how here in Vermont we are ahead of the curve. This store? Phoenix Books in Burlington, one of my hometown bookstores. Stay tuned for the TV series starring the spectacularly talented and utterly perfect Kaley Cuoco as (drumroll) The Flight Attendant.

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 5mo
robinb So cool...congratulations!!! 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
TaciturnWhenReading Wow! Fantastic! 5mo
DHill Congratulations! 5mo
Well-ReadNeck 👏🏼🙌🏼👊🏼 5mo
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"And in the night, she wept. It was, she tried to convince herself, because of the cats. They always got to her. The thirteen-year-old calicos that had lived together their whole lives, discarded because their owner had a new boyfriend and he insisted he was allergic to them." -- from THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT, one of the Washington Post's Ten Best Thrillers and Mysteries of 2018. Now out in paperback. Do you have your Snowpocalypse reading?

simpledutchgirl I finished this book yesterday. This psychological thriller is filled with surprising twists and turns....I couldn't put it down until I finished. 5mo
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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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Reading both (and loving both) LESS by Andrew Sean Greer and OTHER COLOURS by Orhan Pamuk. #FridayReads

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Orhan Pamuk ❤️ - I need to get my hands on this one! 5mo
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“Instructions for living a life.
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.” ― #MaryOliver
#RIP, Mary. We thank you. We miss you. We will try always to pay attention.

tpixie Lovely quote. RIP. ♥️ 5mo
Graciouswarriorprincess I read this at a friend‘s wedding! I will miss her poetry! 😢 5mo
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“And those some days it is very difficult, I try not to live for the future. And I try not to dream of the past.” — The very last line of this novel, published 20 years ago this month. Yup. Twenty years.

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I love Cassie Bowden, my flight attendant. I really do. She is that bird with the wounded wing who flies into your living room window one day, dusts off her wings, and flies into it again the very next day.

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The Night Strangers | Chris Bohjalian
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Ten years ago today Capt. 'Sully' Sullenberger landed his damaged Airbus on the Hudson, saving the crew and passengers. Ten years ago tonight, I started to write my novel about the pilot who wasn't Sully, THE NIGHT STRANGERS. My thanks to all flight crews. #MiracleOnTheHudson @Crownpublishing

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I have met so many amazing book groups on this book tour. I met at least seven last night! On February 21, I will be joining the Litsy Book group to discuss THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT. I hope you all can join me. @Graciouswarriorprincess

Graciouswarriorprincess @ChrisBohjalian We can‘t wait to host you for the February reading of The Flight Attendant 👩‍✈️. 5mo
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Had the best time on THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT paperback book tour at An Unlikely Story in AIR-Plainville, MA. Jeff Kinney —aka, Diary of a Wimpy Kid — has created a magic bookstore and I want the world to shop there. Thank you! @Annkingman

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Want a free new book for the new year? Entertainment Weekly is teaming up with Vintage Books & Anchor Books to give away copies of 'The Flight Attendant' — soon to be a series starring Kaley Cuoco! ✈️📚
Enter here for a chance to win: http://bit.ly/2LQFRtT

DivineDiana Entered! Thank you! 5mo
booksandsympathy Thanks! 5mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Fabulous and Fantastic! 5mo
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This week! #Paperback #BookTour Join me!

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On my nightstand.

DGRachel I adored this book! 5mo
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One week from tonight, THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT paperback book tour lands at the Doylestown Bookshop in Doylestown, PA at 7 p.m. Nearby? Please join me for stories and some free flight attendant swag.

Captivatedbybooks Ooooo im in Philly imma see if i can make it 6mo
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One week from tonight: THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT paperback book tour kicks off at An Unlikely Story in Plainville, Massachusetts at 7 p.m. Nearby? Please join me for stories and some free flight attendant swag. I promise to be extra charming.