October 9, 2014

Sarah Bird and Jan Jarboe Russell in Conversation

The serendipitous timing and subjects of both author’s books provided the foundation for an exceptional and entertaining conversation.

Sarah Bird’s 9th novel, Above the East China Sea, tells the entwined stories of two teenaged girls, an American and an Okinawan, whose lives are connected across seventy years by the shared experience of profound loss, the enduring strength of an ancient culture, and the redeeming power of family love.  Above the East China Sea is at once a remarkable chronicle of how war shapes the lives of conquerors as well as the conquered and a deeply moving account of family, friendship, and love that transcends time.

Jan Jarboe Russell’s upcoming book, The Train to Crystal City, reveals the dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families—many US citizens—were incarcerated.

Guests said they could have listened to the two all night!

Look forward to more San Antonio Book Festival events to come and the 3rd Annual San Antonio Book Festival on April 11, 2015 – FREE and open to the public!  For more information about the Festival click here .

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