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Booklist"You're living life like it's going out of style," navigator Fred Noonan tells Amelia Earhart in Prasad's keen retelling of the aviatrix's adult life. Indeed, Amelia's overwhelming passion for flying is at the heart of the novel, with all the freedom it grants her as well as the obligations it carries. One of the first pioneering female pilots, Amelia becomes a celebrity, her calendar bursting with speaking engagements and endorsements. She finds love with publishing scion and PR man G. P. Putnam, who chooses her to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic--though to her consternation, she is the passenger rather than the pilot. Amelia's ambitions grow, and she sets her sights on becoming the first woman to circumnavigate the world--a mission that will be her last. The draw here is the way Prasad gets inside Amelia Earhart's psyche to give life to the woman behind the myth. Add this insightful novel to the list of new nonfiction Earhart books (The Sound of Wings and Amelia Earhart: The Thrill of It) coinciding with a new movie.