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Janis Cooke Newman's 'Master Plan' Weaves Together Stories of Love, Heroism and War

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 (Courtesy Janis Cooke Newman)

San Francisco-based author Janis Cooke Newman joins us to discuss her new novel, "A Master Plan for Rescue." Set in the 1940s, the story is initially narrated by Jack Quinlan, a boy from New York City who experiences a mysterious loss of vision, then acquires the special, superhero-like ability to "see" what he hears on the radio. The story then takes a sudden turn when the narration is handed over to Jakob, a young holocaust survivor hopelessly searching for love. Jack and Jakob's stories eventually converge as the two join forces in an attempt to rescue children fleeing France by submarine.


Janis Cooke Newman, author of "A Master Plan for Rescue"