Parnassus Books is pleased to welcome Cambria Gordon, YA author of Trajectory, in conversation with Sharon Cameron.
This is a free event which will take place IN STORE on Thursday, April 18th at 6:30 pm Central. Because space will be limited, registration is required to attend this event. Please register for free by filling out the form below! (Note: If for any reason you need to cancel your registration, please call the store at 615-953-2243 at least 24 hours before the event so your space can be provided to another guest.)
Seventeen-year-old Eleanor is nothing like her hero Eleanor Roosevelt. She is timid and all together uncertain that she has much to offer the world. And as World War II rages overseas, Eleanor is consumed with worry for her Jewish relatives in Europe. When a chance encounter proves her to be a one-in-a-generation math whiz--a fact she has worked hard all her life to hide--Eleanor gets recruited by the US Army and entrusted with the ultimate challenge: to fine-tune a top-secret weapon that will help America defeat its enemies in World War II and secure the world's freedom. This could be her chance to help save her family in Poland.
Soon, she's swept from the basement of an Ivy League engineering school, to the desert of California, to an Army Air Corps base at Pearl Harbor, and finally she takes to the skies above the South Pacific.
But before she can solve this complicated problem, she must learn to unlock a bigger mystery: herself.
About Cambria Gordon
Cambria Gordon is the critically acclaimed author of The Poetry of Secrets, a historical fiction novel set during the Spanish Inquisition and The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming, winner of The Green Earth Book Award, a CCBC Choices selection, and translated into 11 languages. Her newest historical fiction novel, Trajectory, publishes in April 2024. Cambria has penned articles for the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Boy’s Life, Parent Guide News, The Forward and the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles. Her one-act play Within Reach was produced by Jewish Women's Theatre. A former award-winning advertising copywriter, she has also served on non-profit boards including Idyllwild Arts Academy and L.A. Leadership group of Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Cambria is a third generation Los Angeleno though she now considers Madrid her second home. She is married to television writer/producer Howard Gordon and is the mother of three children.
About Sharon Cameron
Sharon Cameron is the author of the international bestseller and Reese's Book Club pick The Light in Hidden Places and the critically acclaimed thriller Bluebird. Her debut novel The Dark Unwinding was awarded the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Sue Alexander Award for Most Promising New Work and the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award and was named a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. Sharon is also the author of its sequel, A Spark Unseen; Rook, which was an Indiebound Indie Next List Top Ten selection, a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection, and a Parents' Choice gold medalist; and The Forgetting, a #1 New York Times bestseller and an Indie Next Pick of the List selection, as well as its companion novel, The Knowing. She lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee, and you can visit her online at sharoncameronbooks.com or follow her on Instagram at @sharoncameronbooks or on Twitter at @CameronSharonE.