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An Evening with Novelist Daniel Mason


Who: Novelist Daniel Mason.

What: Reading and signing his brilliant new novel, The Winter Soldier.

When: Thursday, 27 September 2018 at 7 PM.

Where: Rakestraw Books.

How much: This a free event. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Make yours by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.

Why youn should care: Vienna, 1914. Lucius is a twenty-two-year-old medical student when World War I explodes across Europe. Enraptured by romantic tales of battlefield surgery, he enlists, expecting a position at a well-organized field hospital. But when he arrives--at a commandeered church tucked away high in a remote valley of the Carpathian Mountains--he discovers a freezing outpost ravaged by typhus. The other doctors have fled, and only a single mysterious nurse named Sister Margarete remains. But Lucius has never lifted a surgeon's scalpel. And as the war rages across the winter landscape, he finds himself falling in love with the woman from whom he must learn a brutal makeshift medicine. Then one day, an unconscious soldier is brought in from the snow, his uniform stuffed with strange drawings. He seems beyond rescue, until Lucius makes a fateful decision that will change the lives of doctor, patient, and nurse forever.

For every reader who treasures their memories of reading A Gentleman in Moscow and All the Light We Cannot See comes The Winter Soldier, a sweeping and beautiful historical fiction worthy of your permanent collection.

Please join us as we welcome Daniel Mason back to Rakestraw Books.


Event date: 

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

3 Railroad Avenue
Danville, CA 94526
The Winter Soldier Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316477604
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 11th, 2018