CHRIS BOHJALIAN is the critically acclaimed author of fourteen books, including the "New York Times" bestsellers "The Double Bind, ""Secrets of Eden, " and "Skeletons at the Feast." 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 twenty-five languages and two of his novels have become movies ("Midwives" and "Past the Bleachers"). He lives in Vermont with his wife and daughter. "From the Hardcover edition."