THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT: Sales for this title have been soaring, hitting #1 on the mass-market list and appearing on bestseller lists for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.
FILM AND TV: The Flight Attendant will land on small screens as a series from HBO Max starring Kaley Cuoco, bringing major attention to this author. The Red Lotus has been optioned as well and is in development.
THE ORIGINAL WITCH HUNT: This book has everything: witches and poison, drinking and adultery, religious fanaticism and courtroom drama. It’s a fascinating and feminist take on Puritan New England and the most fun thing since Daniel Day-Lewis screamed about his sins with Winona Ryder in The Crucible.
An IndieNext Pick for May
A Read It Forward Most Anticipated Book of 2021
A Lit Hub Most Anticipated Book of 2021
A CrimeReads Most Anticipated Book of 2021
“No. 1 New York Times bestselling author and literary legend Chris Bohjalian returns with a story about Mary Deerfield, a suspected witch in 1662 Boston who, while wrestling with her own internal demons and disastrous marriage, raises suspicion that the demons aren’t just in her own mind.”
—Zibby Owens, Good Morning America
“Bohjalian’s historical novel is full of twists and turns…[S]ure to keep readers enthralled. Though it’s set in the 1600s, Mary’s story resonates today, as it addresses the role religious and societal expectations can play in the lives of individuals. A must-read and highly recommended.”
“Absolutely riveting historical fiction that reads like the most pageturning of thrillers, driven by its compelling heroine Mary Deerfield, a young wife who finds the physical and moral courage to stand up for herself in a time when women could be hung as witches…Hour of the Witch is a woman’s story, a romance, a history lesson, and a legal thriller, all of a piece. I haven’t read a novel like it in recent memory, and I doubt that I will for years to come.”
“A rich and terrifying story… Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalianis a grab-you-by-the-throat suspense read that both historical fiction fans and thriller lovers will devour.”
“A probing page-turner about society’s scapegoats and how elusive justice can be.”
”Throughout Bohjalian’s prolific career, he has rewarded readers with indelibly drawn female protagonists, and the formidable yet vulnerable Mary Deerfield is a worthy addition to the canon. Conjuring up specters of #MeToo recriminations and social media shaming, there are twenty-first-century parallels to Bohjalian’s atmospheric Puritan milieu, and his trademark extensive research pays off in this authentic portrait of courage in the face of society’s worst impulses. Bohjalian is a perennial favorite, and this Salem Witch Hunt drama has a special magnetism.”
“A twisty thriller set in 17th-century Boston…With its exploration of themes including domestic abuse, toxic masculinity, and mass hysteria, the novel feels like anything but a period piece.”
“In 1660s Boston, blue-eyed, porcelain-delicate Mary Deerfield is determined to escape her marriage after her husband, the cruel and controlling Thomas Deerfield, shoves a fork through her hand in a drunken rage. Yet unfortunate incidents—a screaming maid, a boy’s death after Mary treats him with herbs—leaves her longing not just for freedom but for her life; she could be condemned to the gallows as a witch. Another surprise read from the fabulously protean, New York Times best-selling Bohjalian…Illustrates how rough justice can get when religion and institutional sexism are in the mix.”
“Illustrates how rough justice can get when religion and institutional sexism are in the mix.”
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