New Novel Explores Lives of Air Park Residents
A group of flying enthusiasts form a tight-knit community and experience intrigue, romance and mystery in "The Aerie: Air Strip on Weeks Mountain" (published by Trafford Publishing), the new novel by award-winning author Marjorie Irish Randell.
"The Aerie" tells the story of 12 couples who all come to live in an air park called the Aerie located on the flat top of a mountain in the foothills of California's High Sierras. Randell, who lived with her husband in an air park for 23 years, clarifies the term for readers: "It is an area immediately adjacent to a runway with streets six to eight lanes wide that are the taxiways as well as the mode of entry for the residents living in the area surrounding the runway," she explains.
Pat Halston and his wife, Leslie, are the story's main characters. The couple purchase the land on which the Aerie is built. They build the runway and a repair hangar for Pat to work on old World War II planes, and gradually, 11 other couples join them to live in the Aerie.
Personality differences cause friction between some of the Aerie's residents. What starts out as a simple paradise for pilots becomes increasingly complicated. Pat and Leslie's idyllic air park is fraught with tension over romance, disagreements over minor affairs and even murder in this entertaining tale.
By Marjorie Irish Randell
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 406 pages | ISBN 9781466999664
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 406 pages | ISBN 9781466999688
E-Book | ISBN 9781466999671
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About the Author
Marjorie Irish Randell is the recipient of the Eric Hoffer Award for her book "Searching for Friday's Child," a biography of her brother who was lost in WWII. "The Aerie" is her first work of fiction. She lives in a retirement community in Seal Beach, Calif.
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