An Evening with Suzanne Rindell
A couple years ago I read Suzanne Rindell's Three Martini Lunch on a red-eye flight to New York. I only meant to read a couple chapters before getting some sleep, but I found myself so compelled that I was up all night eagerly turning pages! It is, therefore, a treat to invite you to meet Suzanne Rindell here at Rakestraw Books on Tuesday, 10 July 2018 at 7 PM as we celebrate her new novel, Eagle & Crane. A book signing will follow.
Louis Thorn and Haruto "Harry" Yamada--Eagle and Crane--are the star attractions of Earl Shaw's Flying Circus, a daredevil (and not exactly legal) flying act that traverses Depression-era California. The young men have a complicated relationship, thanks to the Thorn family's belief that the Yamadas--Japanese immigrants--stole land that should have stayed in the Thorn family.
When Louis and Harry become aerial stuntmen, performing death-defying tricks high above audiences, they're both drawn to Shaw's smart and appealing stepdaughter, Ava Brooks. After the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor and one of Shaw's planes mysteriously crashes and two charred bodies are discovered in it, authorities conclude that the victims were Harry and his father, Kenichi, who had escaped from a Japanese internment camp they had been sent to by the federal government. To the local sheriff, the situation is open and shut. But to the lone FBI agent assigned to the case, the details don't add up.
Thus begins an investigation into what really happened to cause the plane crash, who was in the plane when it fell from the sky, and why no one involved seems willing to tell the truth. By turns an absorbing mystery and a fascinating exploration of race, family and loyalty, Eagle and Crane is that rare novel that tells a gripping story as it explores a terrible era of American history.
Please join us for this special evening with Suzanne Rindell. Make your reservations by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.