SEASIDE — Beach Books will hold a book signing for local author Brian Ratty’s newest novel “Voyage of Atonement: The Tainted Treasure,” from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 16. Visitors can enjoy a glass of wine and 1960s-themed hors d’oeuvres in honor of the book.

In “Voyage of Atonement,” set in turbulent 1963, two war buddies turn their sailboat from the Columbia River to the Pacific to begin an action-packed adventure of photographing war relics for a documentary. Both men are survivors of Japanese prison camps and suffer many hidden scars from World War II.

Their first port of call is the Hawaiian Islands, where they film the rusting underwater hulk of the Battleship Arizona. While in port, they meet two attractive women who are as quirky as the times. The gals befriend the mates, and become crew members on the sailboat. These four adventurous souls face a sea journey across the vast Pacific as they chase their unforeseen future over the dark horizon.

Ratty is a retired media executive and graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography. He and his wife live on the North Oregon Coast.

Beach Books is located at 616 Broadway. For more info, call 503-738-3500.


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