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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 5,610 copies, 122 reviews
The Double Bind 2,639 copies, 171 reviews
Skeletons at the Feast 1,628 copies, 75 reviews
Before You Know Kindness 1,445 copies, 55 reviews
The Sandcastle Girls 1,435 copies, 147 reviews
The Flight Attendant 1,198 copies, 83 reviews
Trans-Sister Radio 1,145 copies, 34 reviews
The Light in the Ruins 1,138 copies, 80 reviews
The Night Strangers 1,117 copies, 109 reviews
Secrets of Eden 1,087 copies, 89 reviews
The Law of Similars 936 copies, 24 reviews
The Buffalo Soldier 879 copies, 19 reviews
The Guest Room 787 copies, 70 reviews
Hour of the Witch 782 copies, 36 reviews
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands 671 copies, 68 reviews
The Sleepwalker 645 copies, 56 reviews
Water Witches 550 copies, 9 reviews
The Red Lotus 510 copies, 40 reviews
The Lioness 383 copies, 29 reviews
Past the Bleachers 36 copies, 3 reviews
The Premonition 27 copies, 2 reviews
Hangman 25 copies, 1 review
Wingspan 7 copies, 1 review
Stories from Suffragette City (Contributor) 79 copies, 7 reviews

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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".
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