The Four Corners of the Sky

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"There's humor and action aplenty, but Four Corners is also a warm-hearted look at how we love and forgive. Five hundred and forty-four pages never seemed so short."
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In small towns between the North Carolina Piedmont and the coast the best scenery is often in the sky. On flat sweeps of red clay and scrub pine the days move monotonously, safely, but above, in the blink of an eye, dangerous clouds can boil out of all...

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Overview

"There's humor and action aplenty, but Four Corners is also a warm-hearted look at how we love and forgive. Five hundred and forty-four pages never seemed so short."
People Magazine 4-Star Review

In small towns between the North Carolina Piedmont and the coast the best scenery is often in the sky. On flat sweeps of red clay and scrub pine the days move monotonously, safely, but above, in the blink of an eye, dangerous clouds can boil out of all four corners of the sky…The flat slow land starts to shiver and anything can happen. In such a storm, on Annie Peregrine's seventh birthday, her father gave her the airplane and minutes later drove out of her life.

Twenty years is a long time to be without a father, and, for Navy pilot Annie Peregrine-Goode, the sky has become a home the earth has never been. So when her father calls out of the blue to ask for a dying wish—one both absurd and mysterious—no is the easiest of answers. Until she hears that the reward is the one thing she always wanted …

Thus begins an enchanting novel that bursts with energy from the first pages, and sweeps you off on a journey of unforgettable characters, hilarious encounters, and haunting secrets.

The Four Corners of the Sky is master storyteller Michael Malone's new novel of love, secrets, and the mysterious bonds of families. Malone brings characters to life as only he can, exploring the questions that defy easy answers:

Is love a choice or a calling?
Why do the ties of family bind so tightly?
And is forgiveness a gift to others…or a gift we give ourselves?

PRAISE FOR THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE SKY:

"Devoted Michael Malone fans have been waiting more than 20 years for another Handling Sin, perhaps the greatest road novel since Tom Jones. The wait is over… The cast of characters is as large as it is rich. Malone is an absolute master of Dickensian character building…Don't miss it."
Bill Ott, editor-in-chief, Booklist

"Fried Green Tomatoes with copious draughts of Shakespeare… Malone (Theater Studies and English/Duke Univ.; The Last Noel, 2002, etc.) knows that the small-town South is a subject all unto itself, and no matter how eccentric the characters, they're wholly believable in that context… Secrets and intrigues among the honeysuckle: a sun-washed yarn of the New South, affectionately told."
Kirkus starrred review

"A father-daughter story that will have young adult readers (and you) laughing and crying and rooting for Annie, now 26 years old and still stinging from her father's abandonment of the family when she was just seven. Malone's titles have broad adult appeal, and Four Corners has the potential for being a gateway novel for maturing fiction readers."
School Library Journal

"This book is so complex and so beautifully done, it sort of outclasses Dickens (and I may have just committed literary heresy here). The Four Corners of the Sky is the best thing I have read in years and you can imagine how much I read. Truly, I couldn't put it down. I loved it."
Kathy Ashton, The King's English Bookshop

PRAISE FOR MICHAEL MALONE:

"Malone... delights the reader with his witty eye for the kind of detail that proclaims with humor and confidence, 'This is true!'"
Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Malone shows a knack for colorful characters, snappy dialogue and tragicomic human foibles."
Salt Lake Tribune

"Brilliant and entertaining... Wonderfully shrewd... Mr. Malone's characters have dimension and scope."
New York Times Book Review

"Michael Malone has a true narrative gift, the true eye for the character in action, and a fluent prose wrought carefully and well…."
Robert Penn Warren (on Dingley Falls)

"Terribly funny, emotionally engaging and almost impossible to set aside…a heartwarming tour de force."
Newsweek (on Handling Sin)

"Satisfying, deeply pleasurable…brilliant and entertaining. One remembers Mr. Malone's idiosyncratic creations the way one remembers those of another brilliant social caricaturist, Charles Dickens."
New York Times Book Review (on Foolscap)

"[Malone] combines humor, compassion and literate writing with a storytelling ability that is rare in contemporary fiction."
The Houston Chronicle (on Uncivil Seasons)

"A superbly stylish author whose books deserve the widest audience."
The New Yorker (on The Delectable Mountains)

"Like Charles Dickens—the comparison isn't farfetched—the author isn't afraid of stretching the truth to encompass it."
San Francisco Chronicle (on Time's Witness)

"Malone creates a gallery of Southern portraits with compassion, humor and more than a little blood. Highly recommended."
Chicago Tribune (on First Lady)

"Malone writes with such quiet authority and clear understanding of the world his characters inhabit that the story strikes deep emotional chords...."
Washington Post Book World (on The Last Noel)

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Editorial Reviews

Michael Dirda
This is a fabulously entertaining novel. It's probably a trifle too long, the plot contains a number of improbabilities and it's easy enough to guess at least a couple of the revelations toward the book's end. But you know what? None of this matters. Michael Malone's prose—as smooth as a con man's patter—hooks you on the first page, and you're not going anywhere after that, except to your favorite reading chair or backyard hammock or vacation beach blanket. Malone possesses the only gift—according to Vladimir Nabokov—that a writer really needs: Shamantsvo, the ability to cast a spell, to enchant.
—The Washington Post
Publishers Weekly

A daredevil pilot heads out on a wild goose chase and learns to slow down and enjoy life in Malone's (The Last Noel) exuberant but ultimately unwieldy 10th novel. After years of accompanying her con artist father on his exploits, seven-year-old Annie is left on the family's North Carolina farm with her aunt Sam. Annie relishes the stability, but still craves excitement as she grows up, learning to fly the single-engine plane her father left her and becoming a navy fighter pilot. When her father calls years later, he claims that he's dying and needs her help with one last escapade. She agrees-in exchange for the name of the mother she's never known. Annie travels to St. Louis, Mo.; Miami; and Cuba in the service of her elusive father, meeting quirky eccentrics along the way, including her one true love. Bizarre coincidences, caricatured criminals and characters who spurt groan-worthy puns, classic movie lines and Shakespeare quotes in place of meaningful dialogue keep the novel teetering toward the absurd. The novel's ambitious blend of humor, mystery, adventure and sentimentality can be as exhausting as Annie's fast-paced flights. (May)

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Library Journal

Navy pilot Annie P. Goode comes home for her 26th birthday to her doting aunt and uncle in Emerald, NC, exactly where her con man father, Jack Peregrine, left her 19 years earlier. But Jack's urgent message that he's dying and needs Annie to fly his old Piper Warrior to St. Louis upends her life. Annie agrees, hoping finally to learn the name of her mother. In a week's time, Annie finds herself in St. Louis, Miami, and Havana, always a step behind Jack, as everyone seeks a golden, gem-encrusted "Queen of the Sea" statue (think The Maltese Falcon). Malone (The Last Noel) employs his trademark cast of characters and wry humor, including using titles of old movies for his 55 chapters. This long novel could have used some serious editing, and a love scene or two between Annie and her Sergeant Hart would have been a welcome relief from the extensive Peregrine family history and the overuse of the f word. Purchase where Malone has an established following.
—Rebecca Kelm

Kirkus Reviews
A long but satisfying tale of crime and death foretold that blends hints of The Great Santini, Top Gun and Fried Green Tomatoes with copious draughts of Shakespeare. Annie Peregrine Goode-a charged name, that-is a tough customer, but easy on the eyes. (Isn't that always the way?) So when a leering buffoon, rebuffed, steals a bit of tomato from her guacamole and makes Hannibal Lecter noises with it by way of expressing contempt, she is not at all above grabbing his wrist and "compressing nerves with an accuracy that the Navy had taught her." Well, the Navy is nothing if not thorough, and Annie, a flight instructor at Annapolis with a need for speed-beg pardon, a "passion for velocity"-in vehicles of every description, is prepared for just about any eventuality except for the sudden reappearance of her deadbeat dad, who gave her a model airplane when she was but a little girl and then split from their Carolina home. Malone (Theater Studies and English/Duke Univ.; The Last Noel, 2002, etc.) knows that the small-town South is a subject all unto itself, and no matter how eccentric the characters, they're wholly believable in that context-the kind who, say, board up windows in advance of a hurricane and then settle in for a film festival in the basement. ("Les Diaboliques. Clouzot. I've got a great print.") The amiably meandering narrative picks up speed-"Go, Annie P. Goode!"-when Dad reappears, now apparently dying. Peppering his pages with funny conversations, learned references to the Bard and keenly observed apercus about family life, memory, forgiveness and all the puzzling ways that love and friendship can twist and turn, Malone delivers a tale that takes a little long to tell but thatpays off nicely in the end. Secrets and intrigues among the honeysuckle: a sun-washed yarn of the New South, affectionately told.
Booklist
Devoted Michael Malone fans have been waiting more than 20 years for another Handling Sin, perhaps the greatest road novel since Tom Jones. The wait is over.
BookPage
"Malone's latest brims with humor and pathos-it's an engaging, multifaceted saga touting the power of love and family to overcome all, even a lifetime of apparent neglect."
Armchair Interviews
This could be a fun book for a book group to dissect because of its variety of people, motives and of course the mystery and intrigue, which I won't spoil by discussing here. I would give it a strong positive recommendation.
— Beth Cummings
Lori's Book Den
I found the book a very entertaining read... filled with deceit, love, Navy, and the FBI! Be sure to check this one out when you can.
— Lori Noe
I Just Finished
There are so many exciting characters that take you along for the ride of your life... I loved the storyline and it was beautifully told
The Review From Here
This is the type of novel that shouldn't be rushed, as each of the characters has so much to offer. The writing and development of the story is so unique and well done I will make sure to rush out and get more by this author. This book is highly recommended!
— Tracee Gleichner
Books are My Only Friends
This is one for those who want a giant, crazy story in which to sink themselves.
— Tripp Ritter
Carpe Libris Reviews
The Four Corners of the Sky is suspenseful, humorous, and filled with mystery... Michael Malone gives us a host of unforgettable characters, both dramatic and humorous, and a plot that will keep you guessing right up to the end.
— Diane Kidman
Grumpy Dan's Journal
[A]n ambitious novel about family dynamics and the bonds that hold them together.
— Dan Karpf
Library Queue
[T]his is fun read if you like action-thriller type books with some good character development thrown in.
— Tricia Seguine
Grace's Book Blog
I was engaged in The Four Corners of the Sky from the moment I picked it up.
— Grace Loiacano
Booksie's Blog
Characterization is Malone's strong point, but there is plot and subplot aplenty. This book is recommended for anyone wanting a great read or interested in family relationships.
— Sandie Kirkland
Diary of an Eccentric
The Four Corners of the Sky touches upon what it means to be a family, learning to love and to forgive. Despite the book's length, I enjoyed the bit of mystery and watching the characters grow from their experiences. Malone is a talented writer...
— Anna Horner
BookLoons.com
The Four Corners of the Sky is a story, filled with adventure, love and family secrets, and starring larger than life characters. It is a very satisfying read.
— Joan Burton
Savvy Verse & Wit
[A] highly enjoyable ride... Readers will enjoy the plot twists and revelations.
— Serena Cox-Augusto
The Tome Traveller's Weblog
I thought the characters were interesting and the bonds of their relationships felt sweet and true. They were well rounded and flawed in various ways which made them all the more lovable.
— Carey Anderson
You Don't Say
There are intrigues within intrigues, mysteries and family secrets, and the whole improbable set of twists and turns is, as in so many novels, a voyage of self-discovery for the heroine.
— John McIntyre
From the Publisher
"Devoted Michael Malone fans have been waiting more than 20 years for another Handling Sin, perhaps the greatest road novel since Tom Jones. The wait is over.
" - Booklist

"A long but satisfying tale of crime and death foretold that blends hints of The Great Santini, Top Gun and Fried Green Tomatoes with copious draughts of Shakespeare." - Kirkus

""Malone's latest brims with humor and pathos-it's an engaging, multifaceted saga touting the power of love and family to overcome all, even a lifetime of apparent neglect."" - BookPage

"This could be a fun book for a book group to dissect because of its variety of people, motives and of course the mystery and intrigue, which I won't spoil by discussing here. I would give it a strong positive recommendation." - Armchair Interviews

"I found the book a very entertaining read... filled with deceit, love, Navy, and the FBI! Be sure to check this one out when you can." - Lori's Book Den

"There are so many exciting characters that take you along for the ride of your life... I loved the storyline and it was beautifully told" - I Just Finished

"This is the type of novel that shouldn't be rushed, as each of the characters has so much to offer. The writing and development of the story is so unique and well done I will make sure to rush out and get more by this author. This book is highly recommended!" - The Review From Here

"This is one for those who want a giant, crazy story in which to sink themselves." - Books are My Only Friends

"The Four Corners of the Sky is suspenseful, humorous, and filled with mystery... Michael Malone gives us a host of unforgettable characters, both dramatic and humorous, and a plot that will keep you guessing right up to the end." - Carpe Libris Reviews

"[A]n ambitious novel about family dynamics and the bonds that hold them together." - Grumpy Dan's Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402237683
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 701,015
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Malone is the author of ten novels, a collection of short stories and two works of nonfiction. Educated at Carolina and at Harvard, he is now a professor in Theater Studies at Duke University. Among his prizes are the Edgar, the O. Henry, the Writers Guild Award, and the Emmy. He lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina, with his wife.

Biography

Michael Malone is a novelist as well as the author of short stories, works of nonfiction, several plays, and daytime television drama. He was born in the Piedmont region of North Carolina and his distinctive Southern voice permeates his books, which he describes as "centered in the comedy of the shared communion among very diverse groups of people who are bound together by place and the past."

Michael's writing has been compared to Miguel De Cervantes, Charles Dickens and Henry Fielding. He is the recipient of The O. Henry Award for "Fast Love," the Edgar for "Red Clay" and an Emmy as head writer of ABC-TV's One Life to Live.

Michael lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina with his wife, Maureen, whom he met while they were working toward their doctoral degrees at Harvard University.

Author biography courtesy of Sourcebooks, Inc.

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    1. Hometown:
      Hillsborough, North Carolina
    1. Education:
      B.A., Syracuse University; Ph.D. in English, Harvard University

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Prologue
July 4, 1982

In small towns between the North Carolina Piedmont and the coast the best scenery is often in the sky. On flat sweeps of red clay and scrub pine the days move monotonously, safely, but above, in the blink of an eye, dangerous clouds can boil out of all four corners of the sky and do away with the sun so fast that, in the sudden quiet, birds fly shrieking to shelter. The flat slow land starts to shiver and anything can happen.

In such a storm, on Annie Peregrine's seventh birthday, her father gave her the airplane and minutes later drove out of her life.

When thunder scared her awake she found herself in their convertible, parked atop a hill near a barn. Off in the distance rose a large white house with a wide white porch. A white pebble road curved away behind the car, unreeling like ribbon on a spool. Annie looked past two rows of rounded black trees to where fields of yellow wheat spilled to the edge of the sky. Her father and she must have arrived at Pilgrim's Rest, the Peregrine family house in Emerald, North Carolina, toward which they'd been driving all day.

Sliding from their car, she saw him, slender and fast-moving, his white shirt shimmery, as he ran toward her out of the barn and across the dusky yard.

"Annie!" Reaching her, her father dropped to his knees and hugged her so fiercely that her heart sped. "I'm in trouble. I've got to leave you here a little while with Aunt Sam and Clark. Okay?"

She couldn't speak, could only shake her head. How often had he told her that the house where he had grown up, that Pilgrim's Rest had been for him a pit of snakes, a cage of tigers?

He kept nodding to make her nod too. "Okay? I'll be back. Just hang onto your hat." Pulling a pink baseball cap from his pocket, he snuggled it down onto her head. Colored glass beads spelled ANNIE above its brim; a few beads were missing, breaks in the letters.

Across the driveway a tall woman with short thick hair banged open the large doors of the barn. She called out to Annie's father. "Jack? Jack! Jack! Jack!"

Annie's father turned her around to face the woman but kept talking with that nodding intensity that always meant they would need to move fast. "See my sister Sam over there? I told you how nice she is." The sound of sharp thunder flung the child back into the man's arms. "So's Clark. They'll take care of you. I'll call you. Remember, you're a flyer." He yanked her small hard blue suitcase out of the convertible, dropping it onto the gravel beside her. "Give Sam the cash."

"Stop it. Where are you going!"
"Annie, I know. It's rotten." A drop of rain fell on his face like a fat fake tear. Drops splattered on the suitcase's shiny clasps. "Go look in the barn. There's a present for you. 'Sorry, no silver cup.' "

She kicked him as hard as she could. And then she kicked over the blue suitcase. "I want to go with you," she said. "You!" But before she could stop him, her father had run to their car and was driving away.

She raced after the Mustang, down the pebble road between the dark rows of large oak trees. It was hard to make her voice work loudly but finally it flamed up her throat and she could shout at him to come back. She was already crying, already knowing she couldn't run fast enough.

Behind her, the tall woman named Sam kept calling, "Jack! Jack!"

Annie echoed her, hoping it would help. "Dad! Dad!"

The convertible braked to a skidding stop, her father twisting around in the seat to call out, "Your birthday present's in the barn, go look in the barn! Annie! Don't forget. You're a flyer!"

She screamed as loudly as she could, "You stop!"

The wind caught his scarf as he sped off; it flew into the air behind him. Then he was gone and the green silk scarf lay coiled near her feet. She ground it into the pebbled road with her small leather cowboy boots; they were as green as the scarf and stitched with lariats. She had wanted these boots so badly that only a week ago her father had turned their car around, drove them back fifty miles to some small town in the middle of a flat state; he took her to the store where she'd seen the boots in the window and he bought them for her. "Never wait to say what you want," he told her. "It's no fun to go back. And sometimes you can't."

But now she'd said what she wanted and he'd left her anyhow. Dust and rain stung Annie's eyes shut and the world turned black.

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  • Posted October 13, 2009

    A good read ...

    This was the first book by Malone I've read. And though I enjoyed his writing style and the general premise of this story, I thought it was, at times, too long winded and repetitive.

    There were plenty of plot twists, and some nice surprises, and the characters were offbeat -- mostly in a good way. The story flipped and flopped and meandered from past to present, but once I got the hang of Malone's writing, I was able to handle the zigs and zags in timeline. I do feel the book could have done with a solid edit before being published, but I liked it nonetheless.

    14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2009

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    Ambitious

    My thoughts"Four Corners of the Sky" by Michael Malone is an ambitious novel about family dynamics and the bonds that hold them together. I wasn't sure what to expect when I started this novel but as I started reading this story I felt for Annie and wanted to know what her con artist father was up to. Why a father would leave his seven year old daughter with her aunt and not come back? What is so important about the plane residing in the family barn? Time goes by and Annie is a soon to be divorced naval pilot when her dad comes back into her life. Upset and confusion are two of the emotions that Annie feels. This is a book one has to read slowly to really understand the characters and where they are coming from and where they are heading. I approached the book this way and although there were some parts I thought dragged, overall it is a good read.

    11 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2009

    Redo of Oz

    A rewriting of the Wizard of Oz for the 21st century, the novel tracks Annie P. Goode,
    a navy test pilot, as she tries to find her wizard con man father to discover the identity of her mother, good witch or bad? In the process her story covers the military history of America's 20th century empire. A great read--the meeting with the Tin Man is very, very sexy, and there is romance and intrigue to spare. Malone's sentences are some of the best in the language, so you can reread this book multiple times. Great for the beach and the armchair in winter both.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2009

    Thoroughly enjoyed this story

    I found The Four Corners of the Sky story engaging and easy to read from the start to finish. Michael Malone has created charming and realistic characters in this story. I really liked this book and have added Michael Malone to my list of favorite authors.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2009

    He's Back!

    It's been too long since Michael Malone's last novel, even if FOUR CORNERS OF THE SKY makes it worth the wait. His beautiful writing, his interesting yet quirky characters, his real dialogue, and his wonderful storytelling make this a must read and a must keep for your personal libarary.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

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    Quirky characters, interesting story but long read

    A lot of flashbacks and repetition in this story of rather odd family dynamics. The detail put into the characters was perhaps overdone though the individual quirks and motivation made them believable. The story itself was unique and interesting but this is not an easy read with the way the author bounces between past and present. While much of the flashbacks tie back into the story, it was tedious at times. Ultimately, a good story with interesting characters. Could have used a bit more editing.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    Finally gave up. Slow read and repetitive. Kept waiting for th

    Finally gave up. Slow read and repetitive. Kept waiting for the plot to develop then realized there was no plot. It just kept going on and on and on. Very seldom give up on a book but this one got deleted half way through. Maybe it got better in the second half but not worth slogging through the first half to get there. Not recommended.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2011

    First and last time to read this author

    Plot somewhat clever, but character development tedious and cliched.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Wordy and long

    This book came as a free selection so I read it. While I found the story interesting enough and fairly well written, it's, in my opinion, just a middle of the road story. I am glad it's not one I paid for because it's just not good enough to plunk money down for. I found this book overly wordy and if I wasn't already so invested in it I would have stopped reading after 300 pages. The ending was also extremely drawn out. Malone should of ended the book about 100 pages before he actually did.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 6, 2011

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    Very enjoyable and entertaining

    I enjoyed this story very much. It was slow getting started but once it got going it kept my attention. Lots of plot twists and turns. Nicely tied up at the end. Very entertaining.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 8, 2011

    Sloooooow Going, But Good

    I like this book, but it is very slow going. I usually can read a book in a couple of days, but I just hit page 100 (out of over 400!) on this one!

    The imagery in this book is great, but a little repetitive.

    All around, I'd recommend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2011

    enjoyable

    This book would make a nice movie. A young girl abandoned by her father who passed along his obsession with flying at a time when women were not commonly pilots. Some events don't seem plausible, but good story overall

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 4, 2011

    Fantastic!

    As a free friday book i wasnt expecting much but downloaded because i liked the cover. But was really happy with the book! The characters were great! The character development was superb(though alittle confusing going back and forth between past and present). I liked the quirkiness of everyone...made me want to be a part of their get togethers. I was surprised by the twists and turns the plot took which made the book all that much better! Would recommend to anyone who likes a little depth in their reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 2, 2011

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    Pretty ok for a free Friday

    Long, repetitive ....but a good story

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2011

    Already FREE

    Why put this on the "Friday's Free Book" when it has been free for weeks. ui loaded about a month ago. Let's try to have a free book that is not already on the list.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2009

    Great storyline, very funny

    The heroine seemed to be flawless in every capacity. Her unfortunate early childhood and her criminal father contrasted with her success. There were very funny scenes that had me laughing out loud. It was a great book-a very touching story on dreams and family bonds.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    Great book!

    Well written story - am now a big fan of Michael Malone. Just wish his other books were just as affordable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    ?

    It is a very slow read. It is taking all i have to finish the book. I am only on page 140.

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  • Posted August 5, 2013

    This book could have had at least 150 pages edited out of it. Th

    This book could have had at least 150 pages edited out of it. There are whole chunks of extraneous content that does nothing to serve the story or shed light on a character. I am intrigued by the story, but it's a slog to get through. There are books that are long that don't seem it. This one is long and it feels even longer. I wouldn't bother.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    Ok

    An ok book

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