Fly Away Paperback – Mar 25 2014
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“Deep, complex characters populate this emotional novel, ideal for public library audiobook collections, and enhanced with a reading group guide read by the author” ―Wisconsin Book Watch
“Ericksen narrates in a soothing voice as several characters share their points of view of the story…The accents differentiate their voices without breaking the magic of Ericksen's narration.” ―AudioFile Magazine--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
About the Author
KRISTIN HANNAH is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-one novels, including Firefly Lane and Night Road. A former lawyer turned writer, she is the mother of one son and lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.See all Product Description
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Our story begins with an ending. Or, as they tend to put it in Hollywood, it begins as our protagonist hits rock bottom. Her life and career are in a shambles and her last chance at fixing any of it seems to have slipped away. When her car slams into a bridge abutment, we start to think that her life really is literally and officially at an end. From there, the story unwinds backwards and reveals to us exactly what brought our anti-heroine to her current plight.
Early on, after getting a feel for the book but not yet knowing exactly where it was going or how it was planning to get there, I formed an idea that I thought would be the 'perfect way' to tell this story. Happily, the book proceeded to execute flawlessly on exactly that notion. So not only did the book not disappoint, it seemed to read my mind.
Like many in the world today, Hannah's characters are plagued with real problems that have their roots decades in the past. I have little doubt that you personally know someone like every single character in this book. The difference in this novel is the way in which it intricately weaves all those stories together linking abuser to abused and cause to effect. Here we have illustrated for us not only some of the horrors that many people live with every day but the answer to the sorrowfully articulated question of 'why?' that springs to mind when we see our fellow humans in dire straits.
In summary, 'Fly Away' is a unique and multi-faceted panorama of grief and regret from their underlying causes to their consequences and their ultimate resolutions. Seldom is an aspect of humanity suffering brought to light with such skill and emotion.
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Easy read and very touching story - brought a tear to my eyes more than once - I found it hard to put downPublished 6 months ago by Nancy McCarthy