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Book Title: Night Flying|
The author of the book: Rita Murphy
ISBN 13: 9780330398954
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 37.28 MB
Edition: Macmillan Children's Books
Date of issue: February 8th 2002
Read full description of the books Night Flying:Life for Georgia Hansen on the eve of her 16th birthday isn't easy. Her grandmother, dominating a household of women, insists on unwavering obedience to her strict codes: no meat eating, no men living in the house... and no solo flying before the age of 16. That's right. Georgia and all her female relatives have the power of flight. This gift comes with a great burden, however. The Hansen women must keep their ability hidden from the rest of the world. Secrets seem to fill the house, especially when Georgia's long-lost (or banished) aunt Carmen returns for a brief stay, spurring anger, anxiety, and mystery. As Georgia prepares for her initiation into womanhood and first solo flight, she wrestles with feelings of rebellion and confusion--and then guilt, when she commits the ultimate Hansen offense.
Rita Murphy's first young adult novel, winner of the Delacorte Press Prize, delves deep into the heart of a family shakily held together after generations of shattering secrets. Georgia is a strong, resourceful girl, who must choose between soul-crushing loyalty to a rigid matriarch and the terrifying freedom of independence. A beautiful metaphor for the wrenching transition from childhood to adulthood, Night Flying will speak volumes to all teenagers who yearn to soar. (Ages 12 and older) --Emilie Coulter
Read information about the authorThe daughter of a pianist and an English teacher, she grew up surrounded by stories, rhythm and the creative process. After her son was born in 1992, she discovered her love of storytelling and began writing short stories. In 1999, her first novel, Night Flying won the Delacorte Press Prize at Random House Children's Books, was voted one of the Best Books for Young Adults by The American Library Association and Smithsonian Magazine in 2000, and has been translated into seven languages. Chosen a Flying Start Author by Publisher's Weekly, Ms. Murphy is the author of five YA novels: Night Flying (2000), Black Angels (2001),Harmony (2002), Looking For Lucy Buick (2005), and Bird (2008). She studied writing at the University of Vermont and dance at The Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. She has been a creative writing instructor at The Monteverde Friends School in Monteverde, Costa Rica, a guest author in Vermont Public Schools and is currently on the faculty of The Breadloaf Young Writers Conference in Middlebury, Vermont. She lives with her husband and son in Burlington, Vermont and is currently at work on her next novel.
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