Bohjalian’s ‘The Guest Room’ to Be Released in January

Award-winning author Chris Bohjalian’s latest novel, The Guest Room, a book that touches upon several issues including human trafficking and sexual slavery, is scheduled to be released on Jan. 5, 2016.

The Cover of Bohjalian's The Guest Room
The Cover of Bohjalian’s The Guest Room

The Guest Room is a captivating thriller about a party gone horribly wrong, after which two men lie dead in a suburban living room, two women are on the run from police, and a marriage is on the brink of collapse.

The novel features two 19-year-olds from Armenia, abducted as teenagers, held captive as sex slaves in Russia throughout their adolescence, and then brought to New York City. The Guest House follows one of the girls’ (Alexandra’s) story, as she escapes sexual slavery and tries to stay in alive in Manhattan with, essentially, no identity. The book also chronicles the story of the Chapman family, and the nightmare they face after one fateful night.

Bohjalian is the critically acclaimed author of several novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Sandcastle Girls, Skeletons at the Feast, The Double Bind, and Midwives. His novel Midwives was a number one New York Times bestseller and a selection of Oprah’s Book Club. His work has been translated into more than 25 languages, and 3 of his novels have become movies (Secrets of Eden, Midwives, and Past the Bleachers).

The book can be pre-ordered on Amazon.

Bohjalian will conduct the first leg of his book tour for The Guest Room, Jan. 4-22, 2016.

Mon., Jan. 4 at 7 p.m.

Warwick, Rhode Island

Barnes & Noble

1350 Bald Hill Road

(401) 826-8885


Tues. Jan. 5 at 7 p.m.

Raleigh, North Carolina

Quail Ridge Books

Ridgewood Shopping Center

3522 Wade Avenue

(919) 828-7912


Wed. Jan. 6 at 7 p.m.

Neptune Beach, Florida

The Bookmark

220 1st Street

(904) 241-9026


Thurs. Jan. 7 at 7 p.m.

Denver, Colorado

The Tattered Cover

2526 East Colfax Avenue

(303) 322-7727


Fri. Jan. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Fresno, California

Fresno State Campus

Leon and Pete Peters Educational Center Auditorium

(West side of the Save Mart Center; enter the building marked Student Recreation Center)


Sat. Jan. 9 at 7 p.m.

San Francisco, California

Khachaturian Armenian Community Center

Saroyan Hall

825 Brotherhood Way

(415) 387-3433 or


Sun. Jan. 10 at 4 p.m.

Glendale, California

Armenian Center

211 W. Chestnut Street


Mon. Jan. 11 at noon

San Diego, California

Rancho Santa Fe Library

17040 Avenida De Acacias

Books by Warwick’s

Please call for a seat: this is a ticketed event.

(760) 484-1420


Mon. Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

La Jolla, California


7812 Girard Avenue

(760) 484-1420


Tues. Jan. 12 at 7 p.m.

St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis Public Library

1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.


Wed. Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Memphis, Tennessee

The Booksellers at Laurelwood

387 Perkins Road Extended

(901) 683-9801


Thurs. Jan. 14 at 7 p.m.

Baltimore, Maryland

The Ivy Bookshop

6080 Falls Road

(410) 377-2966


Fri. Jan. 15 at noon

A doubleheader:

New York, New York

Armenian General Benevolent Union

55 East 59th Street

Note: This is a $30 ticketed event, and the ticket includes lunch and a copy of “The Guest Room.”

Call (212) 319-6383 to reserve your seat.


Fri. Jan. 15 at 7 p.m.

New Milford, New Jersey

Hovnanian School

817 River Road

New Milford, NJ


Sun. Jan. 17 at 5 p.m.

Washington, D.C.

Politics and Prose


Mon. Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.

Madison, Connecticut

R.J. Julia Booksellers

768 Boston Post Road

(203) 245-3959


Tues. Jan. 19 at 7 p.m.

Wellesley, Massachusetts

Wellesley Books

82 Central Street

(781) 431-1160


Wed. Jan. 20

Concord, New Hampshire

Gibson’s Bookstore

45 South Main Street

(603) 224-0562


Thurs. Jan. 21 at 7 p.m.

Burlington, Vermont

Phoenix Books and the Fletcher Free Library

NOTE: This event is at the library:

235 College Street


Fri. Jan. 22 at 7 p.m.

Manchester Center, Vermont

The Northshire Bookstore

4869 Main Street

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