His other novels include the New York Times bestsellers, Skeletons at the Feast, The Double Bind, Before You Know Kindness, The Law of Similars, and Midwives.
Chris won the New England Book Award in 2002, and his novel, Midwives, was a number one New York Times bestseller, a selection of Oprah's Book Club, a Publishers Weekly "Best Book," and a New England Booksellers Association Discovery pick. His work has been translated into over 25 languages and twice become movies ("Midwives" and "Past the Bleachers").
He has written for a wide variety of magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Reader's Digest, and the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, and has been a Sunday columnist for Gannett's Burlington Free Press since 1992.
We may indeed be in the midst of a profound transformation in how we read – and how that will affect the novel in the frighteningly imminent future – but certainly I enjoyed a lot of absolutely terrific books in 2010.
Among my favorites? In no specific order, the list of new books would include:
A Taste of Honey
Yes, the list has three Vermonters. Call this geographic nepotism. Also, it will make drinks with my pals a lot less awkward this coming month.