Sharon Cameron Author Event
Join us on Saturday, December 9 from 1 - 2 PM as we welcome historical fiction author Sharon Cameron to Bound! Sharon is the author of multiple New York Times bestselling titles, including the Reese's YA Book Club Pick The Light in Hidden Places.
We will be celebrating the release of Sharon's latest WWII novel, Artifice. Sharon will be in conversation with Bound bookseller and historical fiction author Amanda McCrina, whose most recent title is I'll Tell You No Lies.
Secure your spot by purchasing a copy of Artifice (or one of Sharon's other titles!) or I'll Tell You No Lies (or one of Amanda's other titles!). Admission is good for one attendee + guest. Children under 12 are free. Space is limited, so register today!
Isa de Smit was raised in the vibrant, glittering world of her parents’ small art gallery in Amsterdam, a hub of beauty, creativity, and expression, until the Nazi occupation wiped the color from her city’s palette. The “degenerate” art of the Gallery de Smit is confiscated, the artists in hiding or deported, and her best friend, Truus, flees to join the shadowy Dutch resistance. And masterpiece by masterpiece, the Nazis are buying and stealing her country’s heritage, feeding the Third Reich’s ravenous appetite for culture and art.
So, when the unpaid taxes threaten her beloved but empty gallery, Isa decides to make the Nazis pay. She sells them a fake—a Rembrandt copy drawn by her talented father—a sale that sets Isa perilously close to the second most hated class of people in Amsterdam: the collaborators. Isa sells her beautiful forgery to none other than Hitler himself, and on the way to the auction, discovers that Truus is part of a resistance ring working to smuggle Jewish babies out of Amsterdam.
But Truus cannot save more children without money. A lot of money. And Isa thinks she knows how to get it. One more forgery, a copy of an exquisite Vermeer, and the Nazis will pay for the rescue of the very children they are trying annihilate. To make the sale, Isa will need to learn the artistry of a master forger, before the children can be deported, and before she can be outed as a collaborator. And she finds an unlikely source to help her do it: a young Nazi soldier, a blackmailer and thief of Dutch art, who now says he wants to desert the German army.
About I'll Tell You No Lies
From the acclaimed author of Traitor and The Silent Unseen, I'll Tell You No Lies is a riveting YA novel of the Cold War era about a girl in post-WWII America who becomes entangled with an escaped Soviet pilot and must learn to decipher truth from lies.
New York, 1955. Eighteen-year-old Shelby Blaine and her father, an Air Force intelligence officer, have just been wrenched away from their old life in West Germany to New York’s Griffiss Air Force Base, where he has been summoned to lead the interrogation of an escaped Soviet pilot. Still in shock from the car accident that killed her mother barely a month earlier, Shelby struggles with her grief, an emotionally distant father, and having to start over in a new home.
Then a chance meeting with Maksym, the would-be defector, spirals into a deadly entanglement, as the pilot’s cover story is picked apart and he attempts to escape his military and intelligence handlers—with Shelby caught in the middle. The more she learns of Maksym’s secrets, including his detention at Auschwitz during the war, the more she becomes willing to help him. But as the stakes become more dangerous, Shelby begins to question everything she has been told, even by her fugitive friend. Allies turn into enemies, and the truth is muddled by lies. Can she trust a traitor with her life, or will it be the last mistake she ever makes?