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Flight (2005) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Will Gruen loves to fly. As a Michigan farm boy, he longed to clear a furrow through sky, not land. Since then, he has pursued speed and forward motion, from his Air Force service in Vietnam to his thiry years as a commercial pilot for TWA. His passion for flight is matched only by his love for the family farm he considers his personal refuge. But in the aftermath of September 11, Will's world implodes. As he nears mandatory retirement, his beloved airline has collapsed. His wife is turning his farm into a bed-and-breakfast. His older daughter has chosen an open marriage, and her sister has fled seven hundred miles away to New York.

Now, with the wedding of their younger daughter approaching, the Gruen family is coming home. Over three emotional days, the past collides with the present, secrets are revealed, new ties are made and old ones broken as each of the Gruens stands at the brink of taking a step that could not only change the path of one life but could alter the family's course.

Original title: Flight
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTies That BindMultigenerational Sagas
FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives

Edition #1: Flight

Flight (2005)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Flight is an intelligent, compassionate portrait of one midwestern family at a complex emotional crossroads. Ginger Strand's depiction of the dynamics between parents and children, spouses, siblings, the dense fabric of family, its secret ardors, strifes, and sacrifices, is deft, insightful, and deeply satisfying." Darcy Cosper, author of Wedding Season
  • "Ginger Strand trumps Wally Lamb's trick of writing against gender. Flight's Will Gruen is an American hero, pilot, farmer, family man, and he may be going down, but Strand's dead-reckoning of his heart has me flying high." Lisa Lerner, author of Just Like Beauty
  • "Flight is a wonderful first novel. It takes off with assurance. It climbs with lyrical beauty. It levels off above a colorful landscape of American weddings, wars, and wisdom. It lands, honest and funny and mature, at its final destination of both love and truth." Romulus Linney, author of Heathen Valley and Slowly, By Thy Hand Unfurled
  • "Ginger Strand's book is a marvel, weaving its myriad threads into a dramatic, vivid whole. There's a momentum to this story, an emotional pull that reveals itself with grace and sophistication. Indeed, Flight introduces us to a masterful talent, a writer who pulls no punches in her depiction of marriage and family, what it means to grow older, to return home. Evocative in its rendering of small-town America, here is a moving portrayal of four distinct lives and their circumstances, a novel filled with wisdom, abundant in heart, uniquely perceptive to these qualities which bind us." Matthew Iribarne, author of Astonauts & Other Stories
  • "Ginger Strand's Flight is a profound examination of American lives edged by wars, friendships, and strong family bonds, old-fashioned and new. A translucent and beautiful novel." Josip Novakovich, author of April Fool's Day
  • "Ginger Strand's Flight is a profound examination of American lives edged by wars, friendships, and strong family bonds, old-fashioned and new. A translucent and beautiful novel." Josip Novakovich, author of April Fool's Day
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Flight (2005)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: USA
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 0743266846
Pages: 311

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