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									Chris BohjalianChris Bohjalian
Perhaps the San Francisco Chronicle said it best: "Bohjalian's hallmark: ordinary people in heartbreaking circumstances behaving with grace and dignity." Since the selection of his dark novel Midwives for Oprah's Book Club back in 1998, Bohjalian has enjoyed mainstream success as one of today's most poignant novelists.

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Chris Bohjalian
Current Home:
Lincoln, Vermont
Place of Birth:
White Plains, New York
Amherst College
Anahid Literary Award, 2000; New England Book Award, 2002

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								The Double Bind, Author: 
								Chris A. Bohjalian.

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The Double Bind
by Chris A. Bohjalian
Our latest Barnes & Noble Recommends selection is Bohjalian's The Double Bind -- an unforgettable literary thriller. A Vermont resident who draws inspiration from his beloved home state, Bohjalian blends haunting elements from The Great Gatsby with the story of a Burlington social worker and her fascination with the legacy of a homeless photographer in this latest breathtaking novel.

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								The Buffalo Soldier, Author: 
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*  Midwives (1997)
*  The Law of Similars (1999)
*  Trans-Sister Radio (2000)
*  The Buffalo Soldier (2002)
*  Idyll Banter (2003)
*  Before You Know Kindness (2004)
*  The Double Bind (2007)

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The Last Word

In our exclusive interview, Bohjalian described a tense -- but ultimately undaunting -- encounter with one of his writing professors while a sophomore in college. "Well, Chris I’m-Not-Going-to-Pronounce-Your-Last-Name," she said. "I have three words for you.... Be a banker."

"Someday I will dedicate a book to her," Bohjalian reflected.

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								Wetware, Author: 
								Craig Nova.

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by Craig Nova
When we asked him what author he'd choose to be "discovered," Bohalian singled out novelist Craig Nova. "Nova has won myriad awards, and smart readers and critics certainly respect his work. Unfortunately, he’s not read nearly as often as he deserves to be," he explained. "Start with either Wetware or The Universal Donor. Both are terrific."

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								The Cider House Rules, Author: 
								John Irving.

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The Cider House Rules
by John Irving
"I savor Irving’s books because his characters are so gloriously eccentric and idiosyncratic, and this sweeping story is filled with people I cherished," Bohjalian reveals about one of his favorite books. Read our interview with Bohjalian to learn more about his favorite writers and reads, including:

*The Voyage of the Narwhal  by Andrea Barrett
*Into Thin Air  by Jon Krakauer
*A Stranger in the Kingdom  by Howard Frank Mosher
*The English Patient  by Michael Ondaatje
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