Author of the Week
Chris Bohjalian's career was jump-started when Oprah chose Midwives, his fifth novel, for her book club in 1998. Although his character-centered novels might fit in a variety of genres from literary fiction and mystery to historical fiction and horror, all provide well-researched backgrounds and raise provocative issues played out on a domestic stage. In lyrical, haunting prose, this graceful stylist tells engrossing stories, empathetically viewed through the eyes of his diverse characters. Both critics and fans praise his elegant style as well as the sensitive handling of characters and the controversial issues they face. Start with: Midwives. Explore more Chris Bohjalian titles in the Library catalog.