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Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian - Excerpt

Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian - Excerpt

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From the bestselling author of The Double Bind, Skeletons at the Feast, and Secrets of Eden, comes a riveting and dramatic ghost story.

In a dusty corner of a basement in a rambling Victorian house in northern New Hampshire, a door has long been sealed shut with 39 six-inch-long carriage bolts.

The home's new owners are Chip and Emily Linton and their twin ten-year-old daughters. Together they hope to rebuild their lives there after Chip, an airline pilot, has to ditch his 70-seat regional jet in Lake Champlain after double engine failure. Unlike the Miracle on the Hudson, however, most of the passengers aboard Flight 1611 die on impact or drown. The body count? Thirty-nine – a coincidence not lost on Chip when he discovers the number of bolts in that basement door. Meanwhile, Emily finds herself wondering about the women in this sparsely populated White Mountain village – self-proclaimed herbalists – and their interest in her fifth-grade daughters. Are the women mad? Or is it her husband, in the wake of the tragedy, whose grip on sanity has become desperately tenuous?

The result is a poignant and powerful ghost story with all the hallmarks readers have come to expect from bestselling novelist Chris Bohjalian: a palpable sense of place, an unerring sense of the demons that drive us, and characters we care about deeply.

The difference this time? Some of those characters are dead.

To read more about Night Strangers or Chris Bohjalian please visit Crown Publishing Group at www.crownpublishing.com.
From the bestselling author of The Double Bind, Skeletons at the Feast, and Secrets of Eden, comes a riveting and dramatic ghost story.

In a dusty corner of a basement in a rambling Victorian house in northern New Hampshire, a door has long been sealed shut with 39 six-inch-long carriage bolts.

The home's new owners are Chip and Emily Linton and their twin ten-year-old daughters. Together they hope to rebuild their lives there after Chip, an airline pilot, has to ditch his 70-seat regional jet in Lake Champlain after double engine failure. Unlike the Miracle on the Hudson, however, most of the passengers aboard Flight 1611 die on impact or drown. The body count? Thirty-nine – a coincidence not lost on Chip when he discovers the number of bolts in that basement door. Meanwhile, Emily finds herself wondering about the women in this sparsely populated White Mountain village – self-proclaimed herbalists – and their interest in her fifth-grade daughters. Are the women mad? Or is it her husband, in the wake of the tragedy, whose grip on sanity has become desperately tenuous?

The result is a poignant and powerful ghost story with all the hallmarks readers have come to expect from bestselling novelist Chris Bohjalian: a palpable sense of place, an unerring sense of the demons that drive us, and characters we care about deeply.

The difference this time? Some of those characters are dead.

To read more about Night Strangers or Chris Bohjalian please visit Crown Publishing Group at www.crownpublishing.com.

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Publish date: Oct 4, 2011
Added to Scribd: Jun 28, 2011
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This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the productof the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons,living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.Copyright © 2011 by Chris Bohjalian All rights reserved.Published in the United States by Crown Publishers, an imprint of the CrownPublishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., New York. www.crownpublishing.comCROWN and the Crown colophon are registered trademarks of Random House, Inc.Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataBohjalian, Christopher A.The night strangers : a novel / Chris Bohjalian.—1st ed.p. cm.1. Air pilots—Fiction. 2. Herbalists—Fiction. 3. Twins—Fiction. 4. Domesticfiction. 5. New Hampshire—Fiction. I. Title.PS3552.O495N54 2011813'.54—dc22 2010045401ISBN 978-0-307-39499-6eISBN 978-0-307-88886-0Printed in the United States of America
 Book design by Lynne Amft Jacket design by Whitney Cookman Jacket photography © Mark Owen/arcangel-images.com
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am excited and hope i win, i have roughly written my life and may never get it puplished cause i now have tremors and can't afford a ghost writer, am proud of the success of others
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The Nights Strangers is a new ghost story by the author of The Double Blind and Secrets of Eden, Chris Bohjalian.

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