Suzanne Rindell will sign and discuss Eagle & Crane (Putnam; $27).
Suzanne Rindell is the author of two previous novels, The Other Typist and Three-Martini Lunch. She earned her Ph.D. in literature from Rice University, and divides her time between New York and California.
Author Photo by Elizabeth Romanski.
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I'm a huge fan of Suzanne Rindell. Her first book The Other Typist featured the unreliable narrator before they were a dime a dozen. Her second book Three-Martini Lunch was a wonderful telling of the mid-century publishing industry. Both books made my Top 10 lists.
So, I was so excited when I found out she had a third book Eagle and Crane. It does not disappoint!
Eagle(Louis Thorn) and Crane(Haruto "Harry" Yamada) are two young daredevils and the stars of Earl Shaw's Flying Circus in Depression-era California.
Their families have a long standing feud over land that the Thorn family says were stolen from them by the Yamada family. One not-so-little lie has repercussions for generations.
Eagle and Crane opens with FBI Agent Bonner and the local sheriff arriving at the home of Louis Thorn in 1943 in search of Harry Yamada and his father who have escaped from a Japanese-American internment camp. A bi-plane from The Flying Circus takes off from a nearby field and Bonner and Thorn watch as it appears to deliberately crash and Harry's father and another body are soon discovered in the wreckage. The sheriff is ready to close the case, but Agent Bonner feels like something does not quite add up;that Louis is not telling all he knows. Why would Harry and his father escape from the camp and then crash the plane? Harry's father is identified,but who is the other body if it isn't Harry?
"Eagle and Crane" tells a fascinating story of two families in America at a particular and unsettling time in history. Beautifully written, Eagle and Crane is guaranteed to make my Top 10 yet again! - Sally
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