Fly Away Author:Kristin Hannah Tully Hart has always been larger than life, a woman fueled by big dreams and driven by memories of a painful past. She thinks she can overcome anything until her best friend, Kate Ryan, dies. Tully tries to fulfill her deathbed promise to Kate -- to be there for Kate’s children -- but Tully knows nothing about family or motherhood or taki... more »ng care of people.
Sixteen-year-old Marah Ryan is devastated by her mother’s death. Her father, Johnny, strives to hold the family together, but even with his best efforts, Marah becomes unreachable in her grief. Nothing and no one seems to matter to her . . . until she falls in love with a young man who makes her smile again and leads her into his dangerous, shadowy world.
Dorothy Hart -- the woman who once called herself Cloud -- is at the center of Tully’s tragic past. She repeatedly abandoned her daughter, Tully, as a child, but now she comes back, drawn to her daughter’s side at a time when Tully is most alone. At long last, Dorothy must face her darkest fear: Only by revealing the ugly secrets of her past can she hope to become the mother her daughter needs.
A single, tragic choice and a middle-of-the-night phone call will bring these women together and set them on a poignant, powerful journey of redemption. Each has lost her way, and they will need each one another -- and maybe a miracle -- to transform their lives.
An emotionally complex, heart-wrenching novel about love, motherhood, loss, and new beginnings, Fly Away reminds us that where there is life, there is hope, and where there is love, there is forgiveness. Told with her trademark powerful storytelling and illuminating prose, Kristin Hannah reveals why she is one of the most beloved writers of our day.« less
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"Fly Away" connects to "Firefly Lane" as it returns to the characters from that novel but it also stands alone as a wonderful read.
FLY AWAY is the story of three women in the before and after Kate's death. The story is largely about Tully, Tully's mother Dorothy, and Kate's daughter, Marah. Each is lost. The story is grounded in friendship, hope for the future, enduring love and the reaffirmation of forgiveness. It's great. Another heartwarming story by Kristin Hannah.
I recently read Firefly Lane, and I was impressed, but felt a little behind the times. I had seen tons of rave reviews about it, but just hadnt ever made the time for it myself. I feel a little ahead of the curve with Fly Away, being lucky enough to have received an advanced copy of it, and I will tell you that I think fans of the first book will be happy with this follow up.
Fly Away picks up about four years after the end of Firefly Lane, and covers the time in between through sort of flash backs told mostly from the perspectives of Tully, Marah, and Cloud/Dorothy. We get to see what has happened to Kates friends and family in the aftermath of her death in the first book, with not entirely good results. Losing someone you love deeply can have drastic consequences, and this story really takes you down a couple of bad paths that show you just how bad people can get when consumed by grief...
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