Fall City author James Keeffe III will sign copies of his book about his bomber pilot father’s gripping World War II story at the Kirkland store on Feb. 4, 1-3 p.m.
He will also appear for a book-signing at the Woodinville Costco, Feb. 5, 1-3 p.m.
U.S. Army pilot Lt. James Keeffe, Jr., now 88 and a Bellevue resident, was shot down over Nazi-occupied Holland four days before his 21st birthday. He evaded capture with the help of the Dutch resistance for five months, but ultimately was double-crossed and sent to the infamous POW camp Stalag Luft III.
“Two Gold Coins and And a Prayer” by the younger Keeffe brings the saga to the present, relating a September visit by a Jewish woman who hid the elder Keeffe 67 years ago. The book has won several awards, including the 2011 Military Writers Society of America award in the Air Force category.