Some Things About Flying: A Novel Paperback – Sep 8 1997
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About the Author
Joan Barfoot is an award-winning novelist whose work has been compared internationally with that of Anne Tyler, Carol Shields, Margaret Drabble and Margaret Atwood. Her novels include Luck in 2005, nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, as well as Abra, which won the Books in Canada first novels award, Dancing in the Dark, which became an award-winning Canadian entry in the Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals, Duet for Three, Family News, Plain Jane, Charlotte and Claudia Keeping in Touch, Some Things About Flying, and Getting Over Edgar. Her 2001 novel, Critical Injuries, was longlisted for the 2002 Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the 2001 Trillium Book Award. In 1992 she was given the Marian Engel Award. Also a journalist during much of her career, she lives in London, Ontario, Canada.
Top Customer Reviews
The book started off very slowly, giving details about the characters little by little, and then when it hits a certain chapter, difficulties arise. The wing of the plane was on fire. This created a very vivid image for someone who rides the plane often. When people go on a plane, they would put their 100% confidence on the pilot and the company that they will be able to go from point A to point B. This novel provided me a different outlet of thinking about things we put trust and rely on daily.