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The Resource The Secrets of Flight

The Secrets of Flight

Label
The Secrets of Flight
Title
The Secrets of Flight
Statement of responsibility
Maggie Leffler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Estranged from her family since just after World War II, Mary Browning has spent her entire adult life hiding from her past. Now eighty-seven years old and a widow, she is still haunted by secrets and fading memories of the family she left behind. Her one outlet is the writing group she’s presided over for a decade, though she’s never written a word herself. When a new member walks in—a fifteen-year-old girl who reminds her so much of her beloved sister Sarah—Mary is certain fate delivered Elyse Strickler to her for a reason.Mary hires the serious-eyed teenager to type her story about a daring female pilot who, during World War II, left home for the sky and gambled everything for her dreams—including her own identity.As they begin to unravel the web of Mary’s past, Mary and Elyse form an unlikely friendship. Together they discover it’s never too late for second chances and that sometimes forgiveness is all it takes for life to take flight in the most unexpected ways
Summary
"Estranged from her family since just after World War II, Mary Browning has spent her entire adult life hiding from her Jewish heritage. Now eighty-seven years old and a widow, she is haunted by a lifetime of secrets and fading memories of the family sheleft behind. Her one outlet is the writing group she's presided over for a decade, but when a new member walks in--a fifteen year old girl who reminds her so much of her beloved sister Sarah--Mary is certain fate delivered Elyse Strickler to her for a reason. She hires the serious-eyed teenager to type up her story of a daring female pilot during WWII who gambled everything for her dreams--and both their lives take flight in unexpected ways. At times laugh-out-loud funny and at others heart-wrenching, this is a story of identity, betrayal, love, hope, and forgiveness"--
Tone
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Provided by publisher
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10480885
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DLC
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Leffler, Maggie
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Secrets of Flight
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_246452
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062427946
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Secrets of Flight
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_246452
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062427946
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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