Meet an ER Doctor and a Midwife

14 January 2020

Dear Friends Who Read and Readers Who are Friends,

This month I want to celebrate two remarkable women. An ER doctor and a midwife. Both are characters from novels of mine.

First of all, I want you to meet Alexis Remnick — the heroine in my next book, THE RED LOTUS, a novel that Kirkus called a “breathless thriller,” and Booklist described as a “masterful merging of setting and plot [that] delivers a cerebral and dramatic dive into what happens when love turns to agony.”

Alexis is an ER doctor in New York City who goes on a bike tour with her boyfriend in Vietnam — where he disappears. The thriller asks the fundamental question: How well do we really know the person we love?

Although THE RED LOTUS does not bloom until March 17, you can meet Alexis right now in this two chapter excerpt we have posted on my web site:…

If you like what you read, please preorder it or ask your local bookseller to put a copy aside for you today.

The second woman I want you to meet is midwife Sibyl Danforth. Many of you have already met her in the pages of my novel, MIDWIVES — but now you can see her on stage. A week from today is the very first preview of my two-act adaptation of MIDWIVES at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, NJ. Sibyl Danforth will be played by Ellen McLaughlin, the mesmerizing actor (and playwright!) who brought to life on Broadway the angel in Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America.” The visionary behind this production is the brilliant director, David Saint.

Please join me: here is the link to the theatre where you can learn more and order tickets.…

Thank you, as always, for your faith in my work. Tour details for THE RED LOTUS are coming soon.

All the best,

Chris B.

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.