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.