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Fly Away Home

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by Maggie Myklebust
     
 

'Clean freak' Maggie tries so hard to keep her life in order but is foiled at every turn. The descendent of second generation Norwegian immigrants to America, she grows up in New Jersey, spending her summer vacations on an idyllic island in Norway. Later, in the wake of an abusive marriage, she and her three young children leave America and return to the

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'Clean freak' Maggie tries so hard to keep her life in order but is foiled at every turn. The descendent of second generation Norwegian immigrants to America, she grows up in New Jersey, spending her summer vacations on an idyllic island in Norway. Later, in the wake of an abusive marriage, she and her three young children leave America and return to the Nordic Island of her ancestors, where she rekindles a relationship with her childhood sweetheart. Pulled between two worlds, her life continues as she seeks meaning, identity and happiness. With her true love by her side and three more children to care for, Maggie discovers her traveling days are far from over. Life's unexpected twists see her return to America before being catapulted to the Netherlands. At last she can begin to make sense of her experiences until, that is, she is on the move again. In the process she learns that life comes full circle, from the hopes and dreams of her forebears to the place where she can finally find peace and come to terms with her past. Follow this Jersey girl as she flies back and forth across the Atlantic Ocean looking for love and a place to call home. "A heartfelt book that covers the push-pull effect of growing up in two cultures and related with searing honesty." Apple Gidley, author of Expat Life, Slice by Slice www.expatapple.com "The open, honest and heartfelt reminiscences of a New Jersey girl faced with the challenges and delights of a multicultural family." Carla Walker, AWC Book Club, The Hague "Written with candour, a philosophical approach, and a love for places and people." Laura J Stephens, author of Lone Star State: an Inconvenient Posting, an expat wife's memoir of lost identity. "Maggie's living the 'American Dream' until it turns into an 'American Nightmare'. This heartfelt book welcomes us into her home, in three different countries." Barbara S. Baron, Professor Brookdale Community College, NJ www.brookdalecc.edu

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904881735
Publisher:
Springtime Books
Publication date:
03/25/2012
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)

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Fly Away Home 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
ExpatAlien More than 1 year ago
Maggie Myklebust's book, Fly Away Home, reads like a fairy tale. There are no giants or pirates or six handed men but there is love, adventure, confusion, hope, disappointment, challenge, sorrow, contentment and finally joy. All the elements of a good story. It is a real page turner.
Sylvia1 More than 1 year ago
An excellent read! Well written book that can't be put down. The author makes the reader feel as if he/she is sharing life's experiences with her. Heartfelt, sincere and humorous.
beathe More than 1 year ago
great book
DonnaMac1 More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have read in a long time. This is very raw and emotional, lot's of highs and lows. This is a very hard book to put down!
DonnaDT More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down once I started. For me the book is a wonderful love story, although along that journey Maggie has some serious curve balls thrown at her before finding happiness with her prince charming.
annie-siersema-potter More than 1 year ago
great book i give it 5 stars!