Monthly Archives: June 2011

“The Night Strangers” get a new cover

There is never a dull moment in publishing these days. Behold the new cover for this October’s “The Night Strangers.”  I must admit, I am very fond of it. Why? It scares the heck out of me — and really … Continue reading

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Whatever floats your boat in Venice.

Earlier this month, my family and I went to Venice. We had never been there before, but we had heard that the streets were flooded and underwater and so it would be like we had never left Vermont this spring. … Continue reading

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How to serve beef tongue that looks disturbingly phallic: Tell the squeamish it’s “very special chicken.” Three travel memoirs I enjoyed immensely.

Years ago, when my wife and I were visiting my sister-in-law in Paris, she regaled us with the ingredients for the tart we were having for dinner at her apartment: leeks and asparagus and goat brains. My wife reminded her … Continue reading

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More details on “The Night Strangers” Let’s Keep It Dark Rock and Roll Book Tour this autumn

Dear Friends Who Read and Readers Who are Friends, In less than three-and-a-half months – barely a season – “The Night Strangers” arrives.  The official on-sale date is October 4. Many of you have been emailing me for details of … Continue reading

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Are real-life dads as wise as Homer and Heathcliff and Ward?

Back in television’s prehistoric days, before even I was born, Robert Young played Jim Anderson, the serene and sage dad on “Father Knows Best.” He is the mother of all TV fathers. Since then, television has given us dads as … Continue reading

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The Night Strangers gets a starred review in Library Journal

Here is the full review:  Bohjalian, Chris. The Night Strangers. Crown. Oct. 2011. Chip Linton, an airline pilot suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after a tragic crash from which he is one of only nine survivors, retreats with his family to a … Continue reading

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Can a Mets fan join the Red Sox nation?

The other day I contemplated the possibility of making a drastic change to my life, and turning 2011 into a year of serious transformation. We’re talking a change so radical that my wife would have been left reeling and my … Continue reading

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