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The Resource The art of crash landing : a novel, Melissa DeCarlo

The art of crash landing : a novel, Melissa DeCarlo

Label
The art of crash landing : a novel
Title
The art of crash landing
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Melissa DeCarlo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From a bright new talent comes this debut novel about a young woman who travels for the first time to her mother's hometown, and gets sucked into the mystery that changed her family forever. Mattie Wallace has really screwed up this time. Broke and knocked up, she's got all her worldly possessions crammed into six giant trash bags, and nowhere to go. Try as she might, Mattie can no longer deny that she really is turning into her mother, a broken alcoholic who never met a bad choice she didn't make. When Mattie gets news of a possible inheritance left by a grandmother she's never met, she jumps at this one last chance to turn things around. Leaving the Florida Panhandle, she drives eight hundred miles to her mother's birthplace--the tiny town of Gandy, Oklahoma. There, she soon learns that her mother remains a local mystery--a happy, talented teenager who inexplicably skipped town thirty-five years ago with nothing but the clothes on her back. But the girl they describe bears little resemblance to the damaged woman Mattie knew, and before long it becomes clear that something terrible happened to her mother, and it happened here. The harder Mattie digs for answers, the more obstacles she encounters. Giving up, however, isn't an option. Uncovering what started her mother's downward spiral might be the only way to stop her own. Hilarious, gripping, and unexpectedly wise, The Art of Crash Landing is a poignant novel from an assured new voice"--
  • "A poignant, darkly funny debut novel about a young woman who travels--penniless, pregnant, and homeless--to her deceased mother's small southern hometown, and becomes embroiled in a local mystery: what forced her mother to flee that town thirty-five years previously?"--
Summary
Chasing a possible inheritance from her grandmother, Mattie Wallace, homeless and pregnant, travels to her mother's hometown in Oklahoma, where she tries to reconcile the town's memory of her mother with the broken alcoholic she became and stop her own downward spiral.
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10439350
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DeCarlo, Melissa
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Family secrets
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Oklahoma
Target audience
general
Label
The art of crash landing : a novel, Melissa DeCarlo
Link
  • static.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/large/7/9780062390547.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054494529
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9780062390547
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015010374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)898530105
Label
The art of crash landing : a novel, Melissa DeCarlo
Link
  • static.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/large/7/9780062390547.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054494529
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9780062390547
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015010374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)898530105

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