“Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival” by Norman Ollestad is the latest Starbucks book feature.
The AP notes that the book: “tells of surviving a plane crash as a child, but also reflects on his father's passion for surfing and skiing and competitive sports.”
The product description notes:
Flying to a ski championship ceremony in February 1979, the chartered Cessna carrying Norman, his father, his father's girlfriend, and the pilot crashed into the San Gabriel Mountains and was suspended at 8,200 feet, engulfed in a blizzard. "Dad and I were a team, and he was Superman," Ollestad writes. But now Norman's father was dead, and the devastated eleven-year-old had to descend the treacherous, icy mountain alone.
Set amid the spontaneous, uninhibited surf culture of Malibu and Mexico in the late 1970s, this riveting memoir, written in crisp Hemingwayesque prose, recalls Ollestad's childhood and the magnetic man whose determination and love infuriated and inspired him—and also taught him to overcome the indomitable. As it illuminates the complicated bond between an extraordinary father and his son, Ollestad's powerful and unforgettable true story offers remarkable insight for us all.”
Ecco is the publisher. More info can be found on Amazon. The book is set for a June 9th release.