Chris Bohjalian

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Chris Bohjalian is the author more than 15 books, including  New York Times bestsellers, Secrets of Eden, Skeletons at the Feast, The Double Bind, Before You Know Kindness, The Law of Similars, and Midwives.

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.

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This is an excellent novel filled with suspense and gritty portrayal of the dark side of life. Callie is an alcoholic, a high functioning alcoholic but one who drinks to the point of blacking out. Her inhibitions and judgement vanish when she drinks and as a flight attendant she can be anonymous on international trips. The plot brings to light Soviet & American relations and how they are perhaps more tense than we would like to believe. The character development is very deep with flashes that help you understand why certain behaviors prevail. A very satisfying read for any fan of intrigue.

Jackie Willey
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Bohjalian revisits the notion of what happens when an individual loses control of his or her environment in a read-in-one-sitting escapade that is as intellectually satisfying as it is emotionally entertaining.

Carol Haggas
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Here’s a milestone: Bohjalian is publishing his 20th novel, and as always it combines popular tropes with a serious examination of social issues. Binge-drinking flight attendant Cassandra Bowden wakes up with another bad hangover in a Dubai hotel room and finds the man she spent the night with lying dead beside her. She flees, lying her way from the ride to the airport through the flight to Paris to her encounter with FBI agents at flight’s end. What really happened? And what are the consequences of addiction, deception, and denial? Fans are lining up.

Library Journal
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Mr. Bohjalian twists the tension tight and keeps the surprises startling. For a good half of “The Flight Attendant,” the reader is rooting for the story’s dubious protagonist

Tom Nolan
Wall Street Journal on The Flight Attendant

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