Norman Ollestad, the bestselling author of Crazy For the Storm, will be signing copies of his book at Chevalier's Books on Sunday, August 2nd, from 11am - 1pm!
Here's what people are saying about the book:
"In a spare, brisk prose, Ollestad tells the tragic story of the pivotal event of his life, an airplane crash into the side of a mountian that cost three lives, including his father's, in 1979... Although the narrative core of the memoir remains the horrifying plane crackup into the San Gabriel Mountains, its warm, complex soul is conveyed by the loving relationship between the former FBI agent father and his son, affectionately called the "Boy Wonder," during the golden childhood years spent in wild, freewheeling Malibu and Mexico in the late 1970s. Ollestad's unyielding concentration on the themes of courage, love and endurance seep into every character portrait, every scene, making this book an inspiring, fascinating read."
"This is a heart-stopping story beautifully told, an 11-year-old boy's story that deals with profound and challenging moral and philosophical issues. When does the quest for ecstasy become a danger-junkie's kick? How does a good boy become a good man? How do you raise a child in a busted-up family? Norman Ollestad has written a book that may well be read for generations. It's a book that fathers should give to their sons, but sons should give it to their fathers, too. And mothers, wives, sisters and daughters -- read it and weep for all the boys and men you have ever loved."
"Crazy for the Storm is an absolutely compelling book which I read in one long sitting. The fact that it's true made me shudder, but then Norman Ollestad is a fine writer and every detail is convincing."
Does digging through the Mayan jungle seem too much like hard work? Well, put your sleuthing skills to work this September in pursuit of clues on the printed page instead!
Beginning September 15th, Chevalier's Books is one of fifty independent bookstores across the country that will be participating in a treasure hunt in celebration of Michelle Moran’s latest novel, Cleopatra’s Daughter. Each of these bookstores will have concealed, somewhere on their shelves, a red ribbon bearing the seal of a true literary archaeologist. To find the clues that will lead you to the ribbons, just go to www.michellemoran.com/treasurehunt.htm.
The clues will test your knowledge of literature as you attempt to pinpoint the book where the ribbon lies waiting for you. For the lucky winner who finds the ribbon, simply present it at the front counter to claim your treasure chest of prizes, including gold-plated Cleopatra earrings, a Roman artifact with a certificate of authenticity, plus a signed copy of Michelle Moran’s latest novel, Cleopatra’s Daughter. Puzzle through the clues and find them… if you dare! The 50 winners across the country will also be recognized on MichelleMoran.com!
We welcome our 4-legged friends who come into the store with their owners! Here is a small sampling of just some of our canine pals and their owners. We'll add more as we take more photos over time. We give doggie treats to the dogs who come to visit, so if you have a dog, please bring him/her with you!