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Vermont author Bohjalian releases latest book

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A Vermont author launched his newest book set in the Queen City.

Chris Bohjalian's eighteenth novel, "Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands," is about a young girl's struggle after a nuclear disaster destroys her Northeast Kingdom home. She then finds herself in Burlington trying to create a new identity.

Bohjalian read passages from the novel, answered questions and signed books at a packed Fletcher Free Library Monday.

"Burlington is a great character. I am so proud to be a Vermonter, I love living in Northwest Vermont. Whether it's the Fletcher Free Library where Emily takes refuge in my novel, or Leunig's or Henry's Diner or the Phoenix Bookstore, or the Burlington Waterfront. It's a magical place, and the waterfront figures so prominently in this novel," said Bohjalian.

Those who attended also got the chance to enter a raffle to have a character in Bohjalian's next book named after them.


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