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Sharon Crain Book Signing - Saturday, April 19th

Sharon Crain Book Signing - Saturday, April 19th
Join us Saturday, April 19th from 1-3pm as Sharon Crain signs copies of her children's book The Day the Sun Fell.

This week marks the nationwide release of “The Day the Sun Fell,” author Sharon Crain’s new novel, where she raises awareness of natural disasters from a child’s perspective. In 2011, Japan faced a natural disaster beyond any in recent memory. The repercussions of that single event are still evident today. From the meltdown of reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant to the debris floating in the North Pacific, the world continues to bear witness to the damage nature delivers without warning. The human cost is still being debated, but the numbers are staggering. In this historical fiction, the narrator weaves a tapestry of images that are both realistic and unimaginable. The world experiences the wrath of a natural disaster through the eyes of youth. It is a story of profound loss and also hope. It is poetic, yet tragic. It is thought-provoking and touches something deep within its readers that remains long after the book is closed.