AND JIM CROW TO DEBUT AT
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
Los Angeles, CA, April 2, 2015 – Debuting at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 18-19 on the University of Southern California campus, The Cockney Lad and Jim Crow is a coming-of-age tale penned by renowned trial lawyer and novelist, John Sharer. The story, loosely based on Sharer’s own experiences, follows Peter Mason, an 18-year-old Cockney boy, who leaves the East End of London after World War II and finds himself in Jackson, Mississippi. Through a combination of bravery and foolishness Mason violates the rigidly enforced segregation code that is rampant in the pre-Civil Rights era in the American South, and his life is changed forever as a result.
Sharer will be at booth 201 signing copies of this fascinating new novel at the festival on April 18th and 19th.
Sharer is also the author of Honor Knows No Borders, a thrilling fictional story set in World War II. It follows the experiences of a Jewish boy and his father, as they inadvertently encounter German officers and discover that people cannot always be judged by the uniforms they wear. The novel is loosely based on the author’s own experiences and those of his father, who was a British officer and the commandant of a German POW camp.
Ted Olson, former U.S. Solicitor General and one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, deemed Sharer’s first novel “a compelling and historically fascinating fictional account of a pivotal point in World War II. Intense, thrilling and riveting.”
About John Sharer:
John Sharer was born in England, lived in London during World War II and is now a U.S. citizen living in Los Angeles with his wife. He is the author of Honor Knows No Borders and The Cockney Lad and Jim Crow. His father was a British officer and commandant of a German POW camp. He still has vivid memories of his experiences as a young boy living in London during the war, witnessing bombings, deaths and hard living with scarce food.