Author Event: Luncheon with Chris Bohjalian - "The Princess of Las Vegas"
Join Wellesley Books for a luncheon with Chris Bohjalian, author of The Flight Attendant and The Lioness, in celebration of his latest novel, The Princess of Las Vegas. Chris will be in conversation with Laura Zigman, author of Separation Anxiety and Small World.
This is a ticketed event. Your ticket includes lunch and a copy of Chris's new book, The Princess of Las Vegas. Buy tickets through the link below (fees apply) or by calling us at 781-431-1160 during store hours (no fees). Please note that we cannot accept refunds within 48 hours of the event. Please also note that you must purchase your copy of the book from Wellesley Books in order to have the author sign it at the event.
If you are unable to attend the event but would still like to buy the book, you can do so by scrolling down. Just remember that buying the book alone is not the same as buying a ticket.
UPDATE 2/21/24: This event is now sold out.
If you would like to be put on the waitlist, call us at 781-431-1160.
ABOUT THE BOOK
"[A] well-calibrated satire of cryptocurrency culture. . .[and] a blazing, Tarantino-esque climax." —Publishers Weekly
Crissy Dowling has created a world that suits her perfectly. She passes her days by the pool in a private cabana, she splurges on ice cream but never gains an ounce, and each evening she transforms into a Princess, performing her musical cabaret inspired by the life of the late Diana Spencer. Some might find her strange or even delusional, an American speaking with a British accent, hair feathered into a style thirty years old, living and working in a casino that has become a dated trash heap. On top of that, Crissy’s daily diet of Adderall and Valium leaves her more than a little tipsy, her Senator boyfriend has gone back to his wife, and her entire career rests on resembling a dead woman. And yet, fans see her for the gifted chameleon she is, showering her with gifts, letters, and standing ovations night after night. But when Crissy’s sister, Betsy, arrives in town with a new boyfriend and a teenage daughter, and when Richie Morley, the owner of the Buckingham Palace Casino, is savagely murdered, Crissy’s carefully constructed kingdom comes crashing down all around her. A riveting tale of identity, obsession, fintech, and high-tech mobsters, The Princess of Las Vegas is an addictive, wildly original thriller from one of our most extraordinary storytellers.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
CHRIS BOHJALIAN is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-three books, including Hour of the Witch, The Red Lotus, Midwives, and The Flight Attendant, was the basis for the hit HBO Max television series starring Kaley Cuoco. His other books include The Guest Room; Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands; The Sandcastle Girls; Skeletons at the Feast; and The Double Bind. His novels Secrets of Eden, Midwives, and Past the Bleachers were made into movies, and his work has been translated into more than thirty-five languages. He is also a playwright (Wingspan and Midwives). He lives in Vermont and can be found at chrisbohjalian.com or on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Litsy, and Goodreads @chrisbohjalian.
ABOUT THE INTERLOCUTOR
Laura Zigman is the author of six novels, including Small World, Separation Anxiety (which was optioned by Julianne Nicholson and the production company Wiip (Mare of Easttown) for a limited television series); Animal Husbandry (which was made into the movie Someone Like You, starring Hugh Jackman and Ashley Judd), Dating Big Bird, Her, and Piece of Work. She has ghostwritten/collaborated on several works of non-fiction, including Eddie Izzard's New York Times bestseller, Believe Me; been a contributor to the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Huffington Post; produced a popular online series of animated videos called Annoying Conversations; and was the recipient of a Yaddo residency. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she helps clients via Zoom, phone, and sometimes in person with their writing. She is also at work on two new novels. (Photo credit: A. Mathiowetz)