Critically acclaimed American novelist Chris Bohjalian is the author of 16 books, including eight New York Times bestsellers. His works have been translated into over 25 languages and three have become movies. Born on August 12, 1961 in White Plains, New York, he began his career writing columns for newspapers and magazines, including Cosmopolitan and Reader’s Digest. One of his most notable books is Midwives, which was a selection of Oprah’s Book Club and a Publisher’s Weekly “Best Book.” The Sandcastle Girls, set during the Armenian Genocide, was called by USA Today as “stirring. . .a deeply moving story of survival and enduring love.” Bohjalian called it the most important book he will ever write. His next book hits shelves July 9th, The Light in the Ruins, a reimagining of Romeo and Juliet set in Tuscany at the end of World War II.
Books by Chris Bohjalian can be found on the “Featured Author” display on the second floor at the Main Library.