LeGras’s settings are solid, reflecting the flying milieu, with each story thematically addressing the human condition and the spirit’s desire for peace and love. Despite allusions to the mystical, characters always seem to be a firmly anchored.

Weather to Fly

by Christopher LeGras

Weather to Fly is a collection of adventure stories, tall tales in the great American tradition. Inspired equally by Mark Twain, Amelia Earhart, Pancho Barnes, and P. T. Barnum, they are war stories, ghost stories, and love stories. There's a World War II warbird that may or may not have a soul or a conscience; in an Alaska saloon a bush pilot who thinks he's dying reveals a long-hidden secret; and the unlikeliest of pairs falls in love in an airport terminal. By turns whimsical and heart-wrenching, like the best adventures they never end up where you expect.


Rare Bird Books, A Vireo Book
Hardcover, 2016: 978-1-942600-18-3
US $22 | Fiction
Also available in ebook formats

Christopher D. LeGras is a fifth-generation Californian, writer, publisher, and recovering lawyer who lives with with an ever-changing number of dogs in his hometown of Los Angeles. He publishes the quarterly literary journal Whiskey Orange and is active in L.A.'s booming independent art and literary scenes. This is his first book.