Festival & Bazaar 2011: Two member
authors will attend the bazaar and be available to sign books. Inquire at the BOOKS table.
by SON Washington
Lodge #428 Member Liliane Willens
Born in Shanghai
to Russian parents who fled the Bolshevik Revolution, Liliane Willens is a
“stateless” girl in the world’s most cosmopolitan city. But when the Far East explodes in conflict during World War II, her family’s uncertain status puts
them at risk of being stranded, or worse. Stateless in Shanghai recounts
Willens’ life during the Japanese occupation of Shanghai,
the civil war between the Nationalists and the communists and the subsequent establishment of the
People’s Republic of China.
Fiction: Mystery/Romance by SON Washington Lodge #428 Member Carla Danziger
HIDDEN FALLS is set in Norway—in
the west coast town of Bergen
and in the Sognefjord region.
W hen Elsa Jenssen, a Norwegian journalist, is found
dead at the bottom of Hidden Falls deep in Norway’s Sognefjord region and the
authorities rule it accidental, her American cousin Kris Kelly begins a search
to prove them wrong. Elsa's opinionated columns in a Bergen
newspaper, her private ghosts from the Nazi occupation of Norway in her youth, and her post-war years in England, lead
Kris on a rocky trail of discovery, danger and romance and into the throes of a
clandestine plot and soul-searching questions about justice.