Chris won the New England Book Award in 2002, and his novel, Midwives, was a number one New York Times bestseller, a selection of Oprah's Book Club, a Publishers Weekly "Best Book," and a New England Booksellers Association Discovery pick. His work has been translated into over 25 languages and twice become movies (Midwives and Past the Bleachers).
He has written for a wide variety of magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Reader's Digest, and the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, and has been a Sunday columnist for Gannett's Burlington Free Press since 1992. Chris graduated from Amherst College, and lives in Vermont with his wife and daughter.
I could not bring myself to go in. http://t.co/exSTjGBhgQ
Double-decker carousel at the Champlain Valley Fair in #Vermont . #summer https://t.co/6KDSGRPl3G
“Whenever my environment had failed to nourish me, I had clutched at books.” -- Richard Wright, born on this date. http://t.co/zEmjjsfbg7