June 26, 2013 - 11:08 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - From July 8-26, New York Times best-selling author Chris Bohjalian will be on tour to promote his latest novel, The Light in the Ruins. On Tuesday, July 9, Bohjalian will be at the AGBU Headquarters in New York, and later at the Hovnanian School in New Jersey, to discuss his book and his recent trip to Historic Armenia, the Armenian Weekly said.
“I am really looking forward to returning to the Hovnanian School in New Jersey and the AGBU in Manhattan,” Bohjalian told the Armenian Weekly.
“Hamazkayin, the AGBU, and Hovnanian have been breathtakingly supportive of my work and I am grateful beyond words. And these events will be interesting because I will discussing both my new book, The Light in the Ruins, and my journey this spring to Historic Armenia.”
In May, following a presentation in Istanbul with Armenian Weekly Editor Khatchig Mouradian about his 2012 novel The Sandcastle Girls, Bohjalian made a 10-day visit to historic Armenia. His articles on the trip appeared in The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and The Burlington Free Press.
The Light in the Ruins, set in war-ravaged Tuscany, is a spellbinding novel of love, despair, and revenge. In a starred review of The Light in the Ruin in Booklist, Donna Seaman writes, “Mastering matters subtle and grotesque, Bohjalian combines intricate plotting and bewitching sensuality with historical insight and a profound sense of place to create an exceptional work of suspense rooted in the tragic aberrations of war.”