by Naomi Rand
Publication date: October 2017
Surviving Amelia is told from three main points of view. The first is Amelia Earhart, the second, Samantha Barry, a freshman at Barnard and the third, Amelia’s sister, Muriel. The novel takes place over the course of several months, beginning in late 1979 and ending in early 1980.
Forty-year old Amelia is lost on an island in the Pacific, yet finds herself resurrected in her own sister’s study just outside of Boston. Seventeen-year old Sam Barry is just beginning her life as a coed, trying her best to separate from her needy mother, and her dysfunctional family. And seventy-nine year old Muriel is reeling from the double loss of a son and a husband. Their lives intersect in surprising ways, and long buried secrets come to light. The novel examines the special, powerful intimacy women share, whether they are siblings, best friends or mothers and daughters.
Why we signed Surviving Amelia . . .
We always believed that Amelia Earhart didn’t die in the crash and this story seems to validate that given recent findings. A fascinating approach to historical speculation.
Praise for the Emma Price mysteries . . .
“Quick-moving, well-crafted prose, a sprightly story line, and sharp focus characterize this promising first novel.”—Library Journal
“An astute sleuth, Emma pulls together a multitude of characters and a complicated and challenging mystery.”—Publishers Weekly
About the Author . . .
Naomi Rand is the author of three mysteries featuring divorced criminal investigator, Emma Price, they are The One That Got Away, Stealing For A Living, and It’s Raining Men (all from Harpercollins). She has stories in two great collections, Crime and Music (Three Rooms Press) and Hard Boiled Brooklyn (Bleak House Books). Her fiction and literary criticism has appeared in The Flexible Persona, Other Voices, Melus, Cutbank,The Florida Review, and The North Dakota Quarterly. Her non-fiction has appeared in many national publications including Redbook, Parents, Ladies Home Journal, and The New York Times. For longer than she cares to remember she was a non-fiction book reviewer for The Boston Globe. She is the recipient of a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for her fiction.