Sarah James In Conversation with Taylor Wolfe at Westminster

Tattered Cover is pleased to welcome Sarah James to our Westminster location to discuss and sign her new book The Woman with Two ShadowsShe will be in conversation with Taylor Wolfe on July 13th at our Westminster location at 6pm. This is a free, nonticketed event.


"A riveting tale about a town and its people that officially never existed and the secrecy behind one of the Manhattan Project's top-secret cities!" —Kim Michele Richardson, New York Times bestselling author of The Book Woman's Daughter

For fans of Atomic City Girls and The Secrets We Kept, a fascinating historical debut of one of the most closely held secrets of World War II and a woman caught up in it when she follows her missing sister to the mysterious city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Lillian Kaufman hasn't heard from her twin sister since Eleanor left for a mysterious job at an Army base somewhere in Tennessee. When she learns, on an unexpected phone call, that Eleanor is missing, Lillian takes a train from New York down to Oak Ridge to clear up the matter.

It turns out that the only way into Oak Ridge is to assume Eleanor's identity, which Lillian plans to do swiftly and perfectly. But Eleanor has vanished without a trace—and she's not the only one. And how do you find someone in a town so dangerous it doesn't officially exist, when technically you don't exist either?

Lillian is thrust into the epicenter of the gravest scientific undertaking of all time, with no idea who she can trust. And the more she pretends to be Eleanor, the more she loses her grip on herself.


Sarah James is a train enthusiast, bird watcher, and (former) theatre kid. In addition to writing historical fiction, Sarah is a humor writer and editor of Slackjaw, Medium's largest humor publication. She also covers culture, creativity, and technology. Sarah is a graduate of the USC MFA Writing for Screen and Television program, and received a BA in American Studies from Fordham University.

Taylor Wolfe is a writer, comedian, and pusher of teeth whitener on social media. She lives in Denver with her husband and toddler and enjoys hiking with her family so she can get the hiking-beers after. Her memoir, Harlow and Birdie, is forthcoming from HarperOne. 


The Woman with Two Shadows: A Novel of WWII By Sarah James Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728249537
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - July 26th, 2022

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