Search Results: "Chris Bohjalian"


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WATER WITCHES by Chris Bohjalian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 1995

"Buoyant and brilliant."
The many different elements in this novel—including environmentalists, dowsing, and family loyalty—converge in a smooth and natural flow. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT STRANGERS by Chris Bohjalian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A practical magick horror story with a not-entirely-satisfying resolution."
Bohjalian's (Secrets of Eden, 2010, etc.) latest effort finds its dark magick in a coven of herbalists, ghosts from an air crash and the troubled history of a derelict Victorian house. Read full book review >

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THE LIGHT IN THE RUINS by Chris Bohjalian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2013

"A soulful why-done-it."
In post-World War II Tuscany, a serial killer targets the remnants of a noble family. Read full book review >

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SKELETONS AT THE FEAST by Chris Bohjalian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"From harrowing to inspiring."
Love in a time of war, 1945-1948. Read full book review >

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BEFORE YOU KNOW KINDNESS by Chris Bohjalian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The finely drawn scenes and characters here will suck in all but the hardest-hearted. Pretty much irresistible."
The privileged summer of a prosperous family is shortened by a bullet in the night. Read full book review >

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THE BUFFALO SOLDIER by Chris Bohjalian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Another that may be in the Oprah mode, a tale of family torment. But Oprah's picks as a rule have literary merit, and this is no exception. Despite a conventional plot, Bohjalian's characters ring true, and he writes with insight and feeling."
It sounds like a TV movie of the week, but Bohjalian's eighth novel, among them the Oprah-picked Midwives (1997), works hard and pretty successfully to transcend the hackneyed scenario of parents adopting a child after losing their own. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Little style or substance."
Ten years of insubstantial newspaper columns about life in small-town Vermont. Read full book review >

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THE DOUBLE BIND by Chris Bohjalian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"Ultra-clever, and moving, too."
Psychological thriller, crime novel and "what-if" sequel to The Great Gatsby—with significant twists. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF EDEN by Chris Bohjalian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2010

"A schematic tale of battered wives, murderous husbands and the consequences for their traumatized daughters."
Bohjalian (Skeletons at the Feast, 2008, etc.) returns with a story of violence. Read full book review >

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MIDWIVES by Chris Bohjalian
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1997

Bohjalian (Water Witches, 1995, etc.) blends some provocative moral, medical, and political issues into a classic coming-of-age story in this To Kill a Mockingbirdlike reminiscence of the murder trial of a midwife, as witnessed by her teenaged daughter. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2012

"A gruesome, unforgettable exposition of the still too-little-known facts of the Armenian genocide and its multigenerational consequences."
The granddaughter of an Armenian and a Bostonian investigates the Armenian genocide, discovering that her grandmother took a guilty secret to her grave. Read full book review >

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THE LAW OF SIMILARS by Chris Bohjalian
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 13, 1999

"A two-dimensional take on morality through formulaically good characters whose bad behavior is a bit of a stretch. (Author tour)"
Bohjalian (Midwives, 1997, etc.) returns to small-town Vermont for a meditation on grief and healing. Read full book review >