Phoenix Books is excited to announce this very special event with Chris Bohjalian and Stephen Kiernan!
Chris Bohjalian is the critically acclaimed author of sixteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Sandcastle Girls, Skeletons at the Feast, The Double Bind, and Midwives. His novel Midwives was a number one New York Times bestseller and a selection of Oprah's Book Club. His work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages, and three of his novels have become movies (Secrets of Eden, Midwives, and Past the Bleachers). He lives in Vermont with his wife and daughter. Visit him at www.chrisbohjalian.com or on Facebook.
Stephen Kiernan is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop fiction MFA program and holds an MA from Johns Hopkins University. In his twenty-five years as a journalist, he has won more than forty awards. He is a popular media commentator and the author of the non-fiction books Last Rights and Authentic Patriotism.
PLUS: Win Chris Bohjalian— in your living room!
Have you always wanted to ask New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian what Sybil Danforth was really thinking in “Midwives”? Or why he wrote “The Sandcastle Girls” from the perspective of a woman? Or how “The Light in Ruins” was born?
Here is your chance: Chris Bohjalian will join your book group in your home to discuss any of his books with you and your group! One name will be drawn from a hat at his kick off event for “The Light in the Ruins” at the Fletcher Free Library on July 8th– brought to you by Phoenix Books!
The only stipulations…
1– You must be present to win
2– The group must meet within 65 driving miles of Lincoln, Vermont
Not in a book group? No worries! If you win and you are not in a book group, Chris will take you and 2 of your friends to lunch at Leunigs’s on Church Street.
So join Chris on July 8th- and bring him home!
From the "New York Times" best-selling author of "Midwives" and "The
Sandcastle Girls" comes a spellbinding novel of love, despair, and
revenge--set in war-ravaged Tuscany.
1943: Tucked away in the
idyllic hills south of Florence, the Rosatis, an Italian family of noble
lineage, believe that the walls of their ancient villa will keep them
safe from the war raging across Europe. Eighteen-year-old Cristina
spends her days swimming in the pool, playing with her young niece and
nephew, and wandering aimlessly amid the estate's gardens and olive
groves. But when two soldiers, a German and an Italian, arrive at the
villa asking to see an ancient Etruscan burial site, the Rosatis'
bucolic tranquility is shattered. A young German lieutenant begins to
court Cristina, the Nazis descend upon the estate demanding hospitality,
and what was once was their sanctuary becomes their prison.
Serafina Bettini, an investigator with the Florence police department,
has her own demons. A beautiful woman, Serafina carefully hides her
scars along with her haunting memories of the war. But when she is
assigned to a gruesome new case--a serial killer targeting the Rosatis,
murdering the remnants of the family one-by-one in cold blood--Serafina
finds herself digging into a past that involves both the victims and her
own tragic history.
The Curiosity, Stephen Kiernan's debut novel, is a
gripping, poignant, and thoroughly original thriller that raises
disturbing questions about the very nature of life and humanity--man as a
scientific subject, as a tabloid plaything, as a living being, as a
curiosity.... Dr. Kate Philo and her scientific exploration team make a
breathtaking discovery in the Arctic: the body of a man buried deep in
the ice. Remarkably, the frozen man is brought back to the lab and
successfully reanimated. As the man begins to regain his memories, the
team learns that he was--is--a judge, Jeremiah Rice, and the last thing
he remembers is falling overboard into the Arctic Ocean in 1906. Thrown
together by circumstances beyond their control, Kate and Jeremiah grow
closer. But the clock is ticking and Jeremiah's new life is slipping
away...and all too soon, Kate must decide how far she is willing to go
to protect the man she has come to love.