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From the Publisher"Strand's debut is an absolute knockout of a novel, a multilayered story of a midwestern family flying in directions no one — least of all any of them — could have imagined. Stunning, surprising, and at times as thrilling as a first biplane ride, Flight is rich with the intimate knowledge of how families struggle to work out their lives. Dazzlingly written and aloft with humor, Flight truly soars."
— Caroline Leavitt, author of Girls in Trouble and Coming Back to Me
"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-on 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 Astronauts & 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