Chris Bohjalian: The Sleepwalker Book Tour Kick-Off

Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 4:00pm

Join Chris Bohjalian and Phoenix Books to celebrate the launch of The Sleepwalker!  This is a ticketed event, and seating is limited.  Want to meet Chris?  Check out the VIP option - a fundraiser for Vermont Foodbank!

DATE:  Saturday, January 7th at 4pm (VIP reception), 5pm (event)

LOCATION:  Contois Auditorium, Burlington, Vermont


Standard ticket

  • Standard ticket for one - includes 1 copy of the book + 1 seat at event $35, starts at 5PM
  • Standard ticket for two  - includes 1 copy of the book + 2 seats at event $40, starts at 5PM

VIP ticket

  • VIP ticket for one - includes 1 copy of the book + 1 seat at event, priority seating, meet & greet reception with Chris Bohjalian $50, starts at 4PM
  • VIP ticket for two - includes 1 copy of book + 2 seats at the event, priority seating, meet & greet reception with Chris Bohjalian $65, starts at 4PM


Eventbrite - Chris Bohjalian & The Sleepwalker Book Tour Kick Off!

ABOUT THE BOOK:  From the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest Room comes a spine-tingling novel of lies, loss, and buried desire—the mesmerizing story of a wife and mother who vanishes from her bed late one night.

When Annalee Ahlberg goes missing, her children fear the worst. Annalee is a sleepwalker whose affliction manifests in ways both bizarre and devastating. Once, she merely destroyed the hydrangeas in front of her Vermont home. More terrifying was the night her older daughter, Lianna, pulled her back from the precipice of the Gale River bridge. The morning of Annalee’s disappearance, a search party combs the nearby woods. Annalee’s husband, Warren, flies home from a business trip. Lianna is questioned by a young, hazel-eyed detective. And her little sister, Paige, takes to swimming the Gale to look for clues. When the police discover a small swatch of fabric, a nightshirt, ripped and hanging from a tree branch, it seems certain Annalee is dead, but Gavin Rikert, the hazel-eyed detective, continues to call, continues to stop by the Ahlbergs’ Victorian home. As Lianna peels back the layers of mystery surrounding Annalee’s disappearance, she finds herself drawn to Gavin, but she must ask herself: Why does the detective know so much about her mother? Why did Annalee leave her bed only when her father was away? And if she really died while sleepwalking, where was the body?

Conjuring the strange and mysterious world of parasomnia, a place somewhere between dreaming and wakefulness, The Sleepwalker is a masterful novel from one of our most treasured storytellers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Chris Bohjalian is the author of nineteen books, including The Guest Room; Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands; 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 thirty languages, and three of his novels have become movies (Secrets of Eden, Midwives, and Past the Bleachers).


Event address: 
Contois Auditorium, Burlington City Hall
149 Church Street
Burlington, VT 05401
The Sleepwalker: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385538916
Published: Doubleday - January 10th, 2017