HomeGroupsTalkExploreZeitgeist
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
23,124 (23,549)1,275796 (3.68)840
Chris Bohjalian (born on August 12, 1962 in White Plains, New York) graduated from Amherst College and worked as an account representative for J. Walter Thompson advertising agency in New York in the mid-1980s. Bohjalian is an American novelist and the author of 15 novels, including the bestsellers Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls. His first novel, A Killing in the Real World, was released in 1988. His other novels include Water Witches, The Law of Similars, Before You Know Kindness, Skeletons at the Feast, and The Night Strangers. Past the Bleachers and Midwives were made into Hallmark Hall of Fame movies and Secrets of Eden was made into a Lifetime Television movie. He won the New England Book Award in 2002. He also contributes to numerous publications including Cosmopolitan, Reader's Digest, Boston Globe Sunday Magazine and the Burlington Free Press. Bohjalian's The Guest Room is a New York Times bestseller. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from Midwives
… (more)
Midwives 5,411 copies, 117 reviews
The Double Bind 2,564 copies, 166 reviews
Skeletons at the Feast 1,551 copies, 71 reviews
Before You Know Kindness 1,399 copies, 53 reviews
The Sandcastle Girls 1,350 copies, 142 reviews
Trans-Sister Radio 1,103 copies, 34 reviews
The Light in the Ruins 1,068 copies, 80 reviews
The Night Strangers 1,053 copies, 106 reviews
Secrets of Eden 1,046 copies, 87 reviews
The Flight Attendant 986 copies, 75 reviews
The Law of Similars 897 copies, 22 reviews
The Buffalo Soldier 843 copies, 19 reviews
The Guest Room 719 copies, 66 reviews
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands 625 copies, 68 reviews
The Sleepwalker 579 copies, 52 reviews
Water Witches 517 copies, 7 reviews
Hour of the Witch 508 copies, 26 reviews
The Red Lotus 417 copies, 36 reviews
The Lioness 141 copies, 14 reviews
Past the Bleachers 36 copies, 3 reviews
The Premonition 26 copies, 2 reviews
Hangman 24 copies, 1 review
Wingspan 7 copies, 1 review
Stories from Suffragette City (Contributor) 53 copies, 5 reviews

Top members (works)

Member favorites

adult (60) Armenia (62) Armenian genocide (82) audio (103) audiobook (136) book club (94) contemporary fiction (154) ebook (113) family (151) fiction (2,436) Germany (78) historical fiction (383) Holocaust (73) homelessness (131) Italy (96) Kindle (77) library (60) literary fiction (64) mental illness (126) midwifery (91) midwives (79) murder (111) mystery (294) New England (134) non-fiction (73) novel (195) Oprah (55) Oprah's Book Club (77) own (109) rape (59) read (278) suspense (109) The Great Gatsby (59) thriller (115) to-read (1,550) unread (107) Vermont (396) war (54) WWI (65) WWII (270)

Chris Bohjalian has 72 past events. (show)

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Cause of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
Chris A. Bohjalian, known professionally as Chris Bohjalian is an American novelist and the author of 20 novels, including such bestsellers as Midwives (1997), The Sandcastle Girls (2012), The Guest Room (2016) and The Flight Attendant (2018) Bohjalian's work has been published in over 30 languages and three of his novels have been adapted into films. Bohjalian's The Flight Attendant has been adapted for an upcoming television drama starring Kaley Cuoco.

Chris Bohjalian graduated from Amherst College Summa Cum Laude, where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. In the mid-1980s, he worked as an account representative for J. Walter Thompson, an ad agency located in New York City. Bohjalian moved with his wife, Victoria Blewer, to Lincoln, Vermont in 1988.

In Lincoln, Bohjalian began writing weekly columns for the local newspaper and magazine about living in the small town, which had a population of about 975 residents. The column ran in the Burlington Free Press from 1992 through 2015 and won a Best Lifestyle Column from the Vermont Press Association. Bohjalian has also written for such magazines as Cosmopolitan, Reader's Digest, The New York Times, and the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine.

Bohjalian's first novel, A Killing in the Real World, was released in 1988. His third novel, Past the Bleachers, was released in 1992 and was adapted to a Hallmark Channel television movie in 1995.

In 1997, Bohjalian's fifth novel, Midwives, was released. The novel focuses on the rural Vermont midwife Sibyl Danforth, who becomes embroiled in a legal battle after one of her patients died following an emergency Caesarean section. The novel was critically acclaimed and was selected by Oprah Winfrey as the October 1998 selection of her Oprah's Book Club. It became a #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestseller. In 2001, the novel was adapted into a Lifetime Movie Network television film starring Sissy Spacek in the lead role. Spacek said the Danforth character appealed to her because, "the heart of the story is my character's inner struggle with self-doubt, the solo road you travel when you have a secret".
Disambiguation notice

LibraryThing Author

Chris Bohjalian is a LibraryThing Author, an author who lists their personal library on LibraryThing.

Chris Bohjalian / ChrisBohjalian profile

LibraryThing Early Reviewers Alum

Chris Bohjalian's book The Sandcastle Girls was available from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Member ratings

Average: (3.68)
0.5 13
1 110
1.5 21
2 457
2.5 123
3 1765
3.5 579
4 2602
4.5 268
5 1152

Author pictures (2)

   

(see all 2 author pictures)

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Chris Bohjalian is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes

Chris Bohjalian is composed of 14 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 171,531,585 books! | Top bar: Always visible