Book signing at Bacchus Books

Bacchus Books will beholding a book signing on June for the author Brendan Lillis

Bacchus Books in Golden will be hosting a books signing on June 13 from 1-2 p.m. with author of Atlin’s Anguish Brendan Lillis at the store.

Atlin’s Anguish is the story of Brendan’s sister Theresa Bond and the accident that changed her life forever.

On September 27, 1986, Theresa took her de Havilland Beaver aircraft out on a routine flight with five passengers, leaving from Atlin, BC.

The Taku Air passenger list that day included local politician Al Passarell, his wife, and three of Atlin’s most prominent citizens.

After an uneventful eighty minutes the plane crossed the edge of Dease Lake, turned south and descended for landing.

But something went tragically wrong in those last few minutes of Flight 2653. According to eyewitnesses the Beaver nosedived into the lake at full cruising speed.

As the plane sank into the icy depths of the lake, only pilot Theresa Bond managed to escape.

All five passengers drowned, and the small town of Atlin was torn apart by the tragedy.

Atlin’s Anguish is a brother’s journey to understanding what happened that day on Dease Lake.

Was it simply a lack of experience that caused Bond to lose control at such a crucial moment, or were there other circumstances that led to the crash of Flight 2653?

Brendan Lillis grew up in Bramshott, England. During a career in international marketing, he founded his

own company in the United States, which he sold in 2006. He currently divides his time between the US

and Ireland.

As a bonus, Brendan (who holds shares in a luxury waterfront penthouse in Kinsale, Ireland) is offering to give away two one-week stays at the penthouse (airfare not included) during his tour.

While on his tour people who buy a copy of Atlin’s Anguish would be invited to submit a ballot, which Brendan can collect and take with him after his event at the store.

 

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