Incredible Reader Response to Secrets of Eden

We’ve been blown away by the growth of Read It Forward over the last several months. For example, we received over 20,000 requests for Chris Bohjalian’s Secrets of Eden! Wow. That’s a lot of hungry readers out there. We wish we could send books to everyone who enters for the chance to get one, but alas, it’s impossible. We send as many as we can every month.

We want everyone to have the pleasure of dipping in to Secrets of Eden, so we’re providing an excerpt for everyone to download for free (see the link below). Secrets of Eden really is an extraordinary literary thriller, a page-turning read with characters who will haunt you long after you finish reading.

• Download the first two chapters: Secrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian – Excerpt
• Download a reader’s guide: Secrets of Eden – Reader’s Guide

Watch the short documentary video, “Chris Bohjalian Reveals Secrets of Eden,” where Chris takes us to South Lincoln, Vermont, to some of the locations that provided inspiration for the book:

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Chris is on his book tour now and would love to meet you. Check out the events section on his site to see if he’ll be coming to your town. Would your book group like to talk to Chris Bohjalian? Visit the Reading Group Center on his website to find out how.

A special offer for readers: request a signed book plate.

Chris Bohjalian is grateful for your amazing response to our giveaway offer and would like to send a signed bookplate to everyone who entered. This way, if you decide you’d like to buy Secrets of Eden, you can add the signed bookplate to your copy, and voila! Autographed first edition! To receive your signed book plate, click here: online book signing

• Secrets of Eden is now available wherever books are sold:

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About Kira Walton

Kira Walton

KIRA WALTON has been stalking books all her life as a college English teacher, bookseller, book club consultant, author, and editor.

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