When I was a boy, I had an uncle who married a flight attendant—or what we called back then a (forgive me) stewardess....
“Filled with turbulence and sudden plunges in altitude, ‘The Flight Attendant’ is a very rare thriller whose penultimate chapter made me think to...
When I was a boy, my parents’ New Year’s Eve parties were not precisely chaotic studies in dissolution and debauchery, but once when...|
by Chris Bohjalian HE LEANED AGAINST THE cement wall, a father who was no longer young with a daughter who was, and listened...|
Dear Friends Who Read and Readers Who Are Friends, To paraphrase a Chinese proverb – or, in some translators’ opinions, a Chinese...
The novel, “Midwives,” 20 years later: What was the early reaction to the novel like? Has it changed over time?
It was twenty years ago that “Midwives” was published: 1997. Seinfeld was still on the air. The Spice Girls had two of the...|
It was twenty years ago that “Midwives” was published: 1997. I had hair then. Our phones were considerably less smart. Our books were...|
ADOLF HITLER KEPT a bust of Ataturk in his office. Heinrich Himmler considered moving to Turkey in the early 1920s. And Rudolf Hoess,...|
Of the million and a half words (at least a million and a half) that Howard Frank Mosher published, the sentence I think...|
An interview in which I reveal my favorite children’s book, what I did before I became a novelist, and my response to one very garish dust jacket
Over the holidays, I was interviewed about my work and “The Sleepwalker” by Laura Hamlett of Playback St. Louis. I thought her questions...|