Virtual Book Launch: CHER AMI AND MAJOR WHITTLESEY: A Novel by Kathleen Rooney

Join us for the virtual launch party for Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey by Kathleen Rooney. Rooney will be in conversation with Julia Fine.
This event will be streamed on Women & Children First's Crowdcast Channel. Attendees can join us direclty on Crowdcast or if you'd like to receive reminders and notifications, register through Eventbrite HERE.
A heart-tugging and gorgeously written novel based on the incredible true story of a WWI messenger pigeon and the soldiers whose lives she forever altered, from the author of Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk.

From the green countryside of England and the gray canyons of Wall Street come two unlikely heroes: one a pigeon and the other a soldier. Answering the call to serve in the war to end all wars, neither Cher Ami, the messenger bird, nor Charles Whittlesey, the Army officer, can anticipate how their lives will briefly intersect in a chaotic battle in the forests of France, where their wills will be tested, their fates will be shaped, and their lives will emerge forever altered.
A saga of hope and duty, love and endurance, as well as the claustrophobia of fame, Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey is a tragic yet life-affirming war story that the world has never heard. Inspired by true events of World War I, Kathleen Rooney resurrects two long-forgotten yet unforgettable figures, recounting their tale in a pair of voices that will change the way that readers look at animals, freedom, and even history itself.
Kathleen Rooney is the author, most recently, of the novel Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk and the co-editor of René Magritte: Selected Writings. She is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press and a founding member of Poems While You Wait. Her previous work includes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction and has appeared in The New York Times Magazine,The Chicago Tribune, The Nation, and elsewhere. A former bookseller, she teaches English and creative writing at DePaul University and lives in Chicago with her spouse, the writer Martin Seay.
Julia Fine is the author of the novel What Should Be Wild. She teaches writing in Chicago, where she lives with her husband and son.
Event date: 
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 6:00pm
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Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525507826
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - August 11th, 2020