In honor of Veterans’ Day 2014. . .

This photo is of my mother and Warren Nelson — her brother and my uncle. He was a paratrooper in the Second World War and jumped in June and September 1944. He was wounded in December of that year in Bastogne. Along with my father and my Uncle Fred Muench, he was a veteran. Today — especially today — I raise my glass to the three of them and say thank you


Chris Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian is the author of nineteen books, including his forthcoming novel, The Sleepwalker. His other novels include the New York Times bestsellers Midwives, The Sandcastle Girls, The Guest Room, and The Double Bind.