Sharma Shields: The Cassandra Book Launch and Reading
There’s been a lot of exciting buzz around the release of Washington State Book Award Winner and local author Sharma Shields’ novel The Cassandra. Join us and two other fab Northwest writers: PNBA/Lambda Award Winner Alexis M. Smith and PNBA Award Winner/National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35" Writer Megan Kruse for a fun book launch party at the Spokane Public Library downtown!
The Cassandra’s hero is Mildred Groves, a girl with a prophetic gift. After running away to Hanford Research Center in the 1940s, she becomes embroiled in a situation larger than she is. What kind of resolve and compassion does it take to challenge the powerful? According to NYLON magazine, if you liked Madelaine Miller’s Circe, you will love The Cassandra.
The Cassandra follows a woman who goes to work in a top secret research facility during WWII, only to be tormented by visions of what the mission will mean for humankind.