VIRTUAL: Chris Bohjalian (Hour of the Witch) Author Talk and Q&A with Wally Lamb

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Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café present an author talk and Q&A with bestselling author Chris Bohjalian for the release of his new novel, Hour of the Witch. Chris will be in conversation with fellow bestselling author, Wally Lamb.
 This event is free, but registration is required. Registration details are at the bottom of this page.

About the Book

A young Puritan woman--faithful, resourceful, but afraid of the demons that dog her soul--plots her escape from a violent marriage in this riveting and propulsive novel of historical suspense from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant.

Boston, 1662. Mary Deerfield is twenty-four-years-old. Her skin is porcelain, her eyes delft blue, and in England she might have had many suitors. But here in the New World, amid this community of saints, Mary is the second wife of Thomas Deerfield, a man as cruel as he is powerful. When Thomas, prone to drunken rage, drives a three-tined fork into the back of Mary's hand, she resolves that she must divorce him to save her life. But in a world where every neighbor is watching for signs of the devil, a woman like Mary--a woman who harbors secret desires and finds it difficult to tolerate the brazen hypocrisy of so many men in the colony--soon becomes herself the object of suspicion and rumor. When tainted objects are discovered buried in Mary's garden, when a boy she has treated with herbs and simples dies, and when their servant girl runs screaming in fright from her home, Mary must fight to not only escape her marriage, but also the gallows. A twisting, tightly plotted novel of historical suspense from one of our greatest storytellers, Hour of the Witch is a timely and terrifying story of socially sanctioned brutality and the original American witch hunt.

About Chris Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of twenty-two books, including The Red Lotus, Midwives, and The Flight Attendant, which is an HBO Max limited series starring Kaley Cuoco. His other books include The Guest Room; Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands; The Sandcastle Girls; Skeletons at the Feast; and The Double Bind. His novels Secrets of Eden, Midwives, and Past the Bleachers were made into movies, and his work has been translated into more than thirty-five languages. He is also a playwright (Wingspan and Midwives). He lives in Vermont and can be found at chrisbohjalian.com or on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Litsy, and Goodreads, @chrisbohjalian.

About Wally Lamb

Wally Lamb is the award-winning author of six New York Times bestselling novels: She’s Come Undone, I Know This Much is True, The Hour I First BelievedWishin’ & Hopin’, We Are Water, and, most recently, I’ll Take You There. Lamb also edited Couldn’t Keep It to Myself, I’ll Fly Away, and You Don’t Know Me three volumes of essays from students in his writing workshop at York Correctional Institution, a women’s prison in Connecticut, where he was a volunteer facilitator for 20 years. Lamb and his wife, Christine, live in New York City and in Connecticut.

 
Event date: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 6:00pm
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$28.95
ISBN: 9780385542432
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - May 4th, 2021

“Absolutely riveting historical fiction that reads like the most page-turning of thrillers.” --Lisa Scottoline, bestselling author of Eternal