Hard to believe it was nine years ago this month that THE LIGHT IN THE RUINS was published.
Going to miss my research into Las Vegas and Princess Diana for my next novel.
Added SO many books in today‘s @nytimesbooks Summer Reading Issue to my TBR pile. Also? So grateful for the review of THE LIONESS: “Bohjalian weaves life stories with such deftness…I was breathlessly following these people like the hyenas.”
Number 6 on the New York Times bestseller list this morning — thanks to all of you! “In 1964, a violent kidnapping disrupts a honeymoon holiday in Tanzania for a Hollywood star and her friends.”
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.
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.
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!
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.”
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Bedtime reading: thank you, Peter Robison and @DoubledayBooks .
Jesse and I bid you good night…and good morning. Happy reading.
Spasibo, Rossiya! (This is the beautiful, new Russian edition of The Flight Attendant. Look for season two of the HBO Max series starring the brilliant Kaley Cuoco as Cassie Bowden and developed by the amazing Steve Yockey this spring.)
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 🦒 🎥🎞🎬
There were four of us in the house this year. These are the books we all gave each other. Expand and look carefully! Merry Christmas, my friends, and Happy Reading. I sure hope I see lots and lots of you in May when THE LIONESS roars. I miss you all. To 2022!
“Give me a man or woman who has read a thousand books and you give me an interesting companion. Give me a man or woman who has read perhaps three and you give me a very dangerous enemy indeed.” —Anne Rice, who has passed away. #RIP, Anne. Thank you for the great gift of your work.
Excited to reveal the cover for THE LIONESS. “It‘s 1964: a luxurious African safari turns deadly for a Hollywood star and her entourage in this riveting historical thriller.” On sale May 10, 2022. Preorder wherever you buy your books. @DoubledayBooks
“Harrowing.” — The New York Times
“Startling.” — The Wall Street Journal
“Unexpected.” — The Washington Post
“Timeless” — The Boston Globe
“Terrifying.” — Real Simple
“Brilliant.” — Book Reporter
“Thrilling.” — BookPage
“Smart.” — WBUR
“Nail-biting.” — Pop Sugar
“Must-read.” — Library Journal
I loved this memoir, and you‘ll love Woodrow: you‘ll glimpse the numinous, love in all its corporeal majesty.
I‘ve been haunted the last month by Ken Burns‘s remarkable documentary on Ernest Hemingway. This was one of the first books I ever bought “on writing” and — for all of Hemingway‘s demons and flaws as a human being — I would not be the writer I am today without it.
It was on this weekend in 1944 that the Allies liberated Rome. I chronicled the war in Italy in my 2013 love story — that, yes, also has a serial killer — THE LIGHT IN THE RUINS. Incidentally, I am always honored when readers have a line from one of my novels tattooed on to them. Thank you.
You did it. Thank you all so much: HOUR OF THE WITCH debuts next week, May 23rd, as a New York Times bestseller. It is also a USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Indiebound National Independent Bookstore bestseller. My deepest thanks to readers, booksellers, and the remarkable team at @doubledaybooks. 🌙📚🍴