Chris Bohjalian Books In Order

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Killing in the Real World (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hangman (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Past the Bleachers (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Water Witches (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midwives (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Law of Similars (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trans-Sister Radio (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Buffalo Soldier (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Before You Know Kindness (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Double Bind (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skeletons at the Feast (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secrets of Eden (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Night Strangers (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sandcastle Girls (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Light in the Ruins (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Guest Room (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Idyll Banter: Weekly Excursions to a Very Small Town (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chris Bohjalian is an American author.He was born in White Plains NewYork on August 12, 1962. Currently, he lives in Lincoln, Vermont.He was born to an Armenian father and a Swedish mother.He studied at Amherst College .In the college, he participated in Phi Beta Kappa Society as a member. He worked for J. Walter Thompson as an account representative in the mid-1980s.He married Victoria Schaeffer Brewer on October 13, 1984. Chris Bohjalian left J. Walter Thompson in 1987 after a threatening incident in the town in 1987.He moved to Bohjalian with his wife where he bought a house and began writing for local magazines and newspapers .He also contributes to many publication columns such as Newyork times, the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Reader’s Digest and the Burlington Free Press.

Bohjalian has authored 15 novels.Most of them are New York Times bestsellers such as Secrets of Eden, Midwives, Before You Know Kindness, Law of Similars, The Night Strangers, Skeletons at the Feast and Double Bind. He was also the winner of the New England Book Award in 2002. His first novel was A Killing in the Real World.This book was released in 1988. Bohjalian’s third novel was Past the Bleachers that was published in 1992.It featured in Hallmark Channel television movie in 1995.Another book by Bohjalian that adapted to Hallmark fame movies was the Midwives. Secrets of Eden also featured in Lifetime Television movie.

A Killing in the Real World

This novel is about four roommates who studied together in college and living on their own after graduating. After graduation One is not rich like the rest, two are executives, and one is married.We meet a narrator, Lisa, who is reading a newspaper article to Malanie about penny their roommate who has been murdered.The sad part was that Penny had a good job as a brand manager, married and her life seemed to be promising.Her death is mysterious as she was found dead in a drug dealers apartment and nude photos of her taken.The police investigate and interview her family and friends.The three roommates are left with unanswered questions about the cause of penny’s death and the circumstances under which it happened.However, the death toll doesn’t end, and another friend is killed leaving more worry than ever.

Past the Bleachers

Bill and his wife Harper are couples who have lived through tragedy.Their child passed away at the age of eleven.Since then, Bill was obsessed with his child’s death, and it seems his life has ended.Bill is a little league baseball coach.There he meets a mute boy by the name Lucky.Lucky has no history neither did he have parents.He is a mysterious boy who is what he all needed for his team to win.Bill becomes so close to this boy who helps him heal the wounds of the past.

The midwives

The Midwives was Bohjalian’s fifth book that he wrote in 1998. Oprah Winfrey selected the novel as the October 1998 selection of her Oprah’s Book Club .This drove to an immense financial success, and the book became the best seller of USA Today and New York times.The novel was adapted in a television film (Lifetime Movie Network) which starred Sissy Spacek as the lead character. It is about Sibyl Danforth who is a rural Vermont midwife.She becomes involved in a legal battle when she lost her patient after an emergency Caesarean section.The midwife is a specialist in delivery and maternity care.However, together with other midwives, she is mocked by other doctors.These doctors hold the belief that it is unfit for midwives to undertake delivery services since they cannot perform it efficiently like them.To save a baby’s life whom she believes her mother died of a stroke, she undertakes an emergency caesarean section.However, some witnesses think that Sibyl killed the mother, and her life could have been saved if it was not for Sibyls action.Sibyl faces the hostility of the doctors and is charged in court with manslaughter.She goes to court to prove that she is innocent.

The double bind

Laurel life is changed forever when she is attacked in Vermont’s road while riding her bicycle.After this incident, Laurel who was outgoing spend all her time lonely and withdraws from her photography. Laurel Estabrook worked at the homeless shelter where she met Bobbie Crocker, a man who had a box of secret photos and mental illness history.He couldn’t let anybody see the pictures.Bobbie dies, and Laurel begins to find out the truth behind the photos that Bobbie had in possession.She found out Bobbie was not lying to her .He was a photographer before he became homeless.He was a famous photographer who had worked with famous legends like Eartha Kitt and Chuck Berry..Aurel is obsessed as she is fascinated by the former life of Bobbie. Laurel later discovered a secret story hidden in the box that leads to a tale that changes her old life.It had a family secret that was deeply hidden.She becomes involved in mouse and cat games with people claiming that they want to save her life.These people aggravate Laurel’s situation and pull her further from her former life.

Secrets of Eden

This novel features Alice Hayward. Her husband is planning to kill her and then shoot himself to death. Heather Laurent, who survived a childhood that ended up in her parents suicide, deeply identifies with Katie, who is Alice’s daughter. The Attorney of the state starts to suspect that Alice’s husband did not kill himself and that Alice and her minister, Reverend Stephen Drew, had secrets that were only known to them. This novel was a critical success to Chris Bohjalian.It received starred reviews from Library Journal, Booklist, and Publishers Weekly as well as many magazines and newspapers.In The New York Times bestseller list it is debuted number six.

The Law of Similars

This novel was authored in 1999 after midwives.It is about a widower attorney who suffers from many anxieties.He dates an alternative medicine practicing woman.This novel shares many similarities with midwives.Just like midwives, this book made the best sellers list in Newyork times.

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