Books The Cassandra by Sharma Shields Hardcover, 281 pages, Henry Holt & Co, List Price: $28 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe CassandraAuthorSharma Shields Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary A woman takes a job at a top-secret research facility during World War II, only to become tormented by visions of what the mission will mean for humankind. By the award-winning author of The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac. Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Cassandra Review Book Reviews This 'Cassandra' Prophesies Disaster But Never Reflects On It February 17, 2019 Sharma Shields' new novel follows a young woman working at a secretive nuclear research center during World War II. She has terrible premonitions of atomic disaster, but never truly thinks about them.