Chris Bohjalian, author of “The Flight Attendant,” is coming to Carroll Community College this January for an author talk and book signing through a partnership between Carroll County Public Library and A Likely Story Bookstore.
Bohjalian will speak at the college from 7 to 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10 as part of the book’s paperback tour. The event is free of charge, but registration is required.
The author’s 20th novel debuted as a New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and National Indiebound bestseller and will be released in paperback on Jan. 8.
“‘The Flight Attendant’ is a powerful story about the ways an entire life can change in one night: A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man — and no idea what happened,” said CCPL Director of Communications Lisa Picker.
Wednesday night was a special one for fans of the novel and film adaptation of “The Notebook” — Nicholas Sparks’ story of Noah Calhoun and Allie Nelson — portrayed on the big screen by Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams.
Bohjalian’s novel is also in development with Warner Brothers Television for a limited series featuring “Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco. Three of his previous novels have been adapted into television films.
"We are excited to have such prolific bestselling authors as Chris Bohjalian making it a priority to list Carroll County on their book tours,” Picker said.
“With such authors as Nicholas Sparks, Jason Reynolds, Tayari Jones, Brad Meltzer, and Elizabeth Berg visiting Carroll in the last year to capacity crowds,” Picker said, “it is clear that Carroll is a community of readers and loves authors!”
A book signing will follow the author talk. Books will be available for purchase from A Likely Story Bookstore. No outside books are permitted.
Bohjalian has written multiple bestsellers, including “Midwives,” “Skeletons at the Feast” and “Secrets of Eden.” His books have been chosen as Best Books of the Year by multiple publications and he has won numerous awards for his work, including the Walter Cerf Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts.