Chris Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian is the author of twelve novels, including the New York Times bestsellers, Secrets of Eden, The Double Bind, Skeletons at the Feast, and Midwives.  His work has been translated into twenty-six languages.  He lives in Vermont with his wife and daughter.   Visit him at or .

Books by this Author

In January 1945, in the waning months of World War II, a small group of people begin the longest journey of their lives: an attempt to cross the remnants of the Third Reich to reach the British and American lines. Among the group is 18-year-old Anna Emmerich, the daughter of Prussian aristocrats. There is her lover, Callum Finnella, a young Scottish prisoner of war who has been brought from the stalag to her family's farm as forced labour. And there is the intriguing Wehrmacht corporal whom the...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Have we learned nothing?"

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Singing well enough to be in a musical in the West End or on Broadway.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Impatience and micro-management.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Loud cell phone conversations on beaches or airlines before the main cabin door has shut.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. F. Scott Fitzgerald -- not in terms of talent, but perhaps in terms of demons.


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