Saturday April 27th, 4 p.m.
Presented as part of Independent Bookstore Day, a nationwide celebration!
Marshall Highet and Bird Stasz Jones read from and discuss their new novel, a coming-of-age story and sailing adventure on the high seas (perfect for ages 11-14), HOLD FAST!
Event details to come...
When nocturnal hijinks (and, by the way, a fantastic hair-raising start to a rollicking read) land two cousins, heirs to a merchant shipping company, in hot water, the uncle to Joseph Carlo and father to Suchet, decides a stint serving on the ship will give them the needed “encouragement” to become more serious about their futures. What seems like a successful idea to achieve just that is ambushed by unanticipated and disastrous events, the boys are forced to grow up even faster. No longer the favored members of a happy extended family, their ability to endure life on the high seas is essential to their survival. 13-year-old Joseph Carlos, may be physically stronger and better able to withstand brutal facets of their current existence, but Suchet‘s intelligence may win them the advantage after all. Based on a true story and geared to 10- to 14-year-olds, Hold Fast harkens back to true adventure stories, classics in their genre. This is a tale to be read aloud and savored, or inhaled all in one setting as I did.