The Night Stranger -- Chris Bohjalian

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.

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  • Patricia LUnd

    I would like to join your group i am an avid reader and looking to meet and socialize with people in the Waterbury area, have you decided on a new book and location yet?

    October 22, 2012

  • Mare Logus

    Not a well-thought-out book and not happy with the ending. All in all - happy when I got to the last page!

    October 19, 2012

  • Joan

    Not great

    October 19, 2012

  • Chris

    The book was ... forgettable. The meetup was good, as always.

    October 18, 2012

  • Paula Biegaj

    I enjoy reading and having others to discuss the books is an added bonus. Looking forward to meeting all of you!

    October 4, 2012

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