2020 Author Series welcomes bestselling author Chris Bohjalian on March 21

March 5, 2020

Photo of author Chris Bohjalian and his new book "The Red Lotus."

Media Advisory – March 5, 2020

Gainesville, Fla. – New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian will present his new novel, Red Lotus, at the Alachua County Library District’s 2020 Author Series on Saturday, March 21 at 2:30 p.m. at Headquarters Branch, 401 E. University Ave., in Meeting Room A.  

Bohjalian has written more than 20 novels, including The Sandcastle Girls and The Guest Room. He found wide acclaim in 1998 when his fifth novel, Midwives, was an Oprah’s Book Club selection. His works have been adapted for screen and stage. Actress Kaley Cuoco is producing and starring in an HBO limited TV series based on his recent novel “The Flight Attendant.”

Bohjalian’s characters often find themselves grappling with unanswered questions after tragedies. In “The Red Lotus,” Alexis, an emergency room doctor, searches for answers after her boyfriend of six months vanishes during a vacation to Vietnam. As she deals with investigators and her partner’s cold family, Alexis must also face the disturbing questions arising after her lover’s disappearance. 

The Library District’s Author Series brings award-winning authors to Gainesville for intimate conversations with book lovers. Authors speak, answer questions, and sign books. Copies of featured authors’ works are available for purchase. Events are held in Meeting Room A at Headquarters Branch.

The 2020 series concludes with author Mary Alice Monroe on Saturday, May 23 at 2:30 p.m. Beach reads queen and conservationist Monroe will bring Lowcountry charm with her newest novel, The Summer Guests. Monroe weaves elements of the fragile coastal environment into her popular books. She has won numerous awards, including a 2017 Southern Book Prize for her novel A Lowcountry Christmas.

Visit www.aclib.us/authorseries for 2020 Author Series news and to reserve copies of featured authors’ works. For more details or to schedule an interview, please contact Rachel Cook at 352-334-3909.

If a person with a disability needs an accommodation in order to participate in this event he or she is entitled, at no cost to him or her, to the provision of certain assistance.  Please contact the Alachua County Library District at 352-334-3910 at least three (3) days prior to the event.  TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

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