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Leaving Earth: A Novel
     

Leaving Earth: A Novel

by Helen Humphreys
 

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In 1933, two women aviators try for the longest flight-endurance record while, in Toronto below, war looms.Leaving Earth was Helen Humphreys's debut, and it brought the beauty of her poetry into the story of two women's love of flight and dream to excel, even if it took all their courage and strength and even their lives. Novice flyer Willa joins Grace, heroine of the

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In 1933, two women aviators try for the longest flight-endurance record while, in Toronto below, war looms.Leaving Earth was Helen Humphreys's debut, and it brought the beauty of her poetry into the story of two women's love of flight and dream to excel, even if it took all their courage and strength and even their lives. Novice flyer Willa joins Grace, heroine of the skies, in what becomes an intimate journey of friendship. Yet the clouds that gather above are echoed by lurking dangers below for Maddy, a young fan of Grace's, and her Jewish mother and uncle. Anti-Semitism is spreading. Maddy's mother, a true fortune-teller, is beat up by thugs, and the swirl of events reverberates on earth and sky.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393326758
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/17/2005
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Helen Humphreys, a poet and novelist, is the author of The Lost Garden, Afterimage, Leaving Earth, and Coventry. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.

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