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Fly Away: Firefly Lane 2 Kindle Edition
Firefly Lane became a touchstone novel in women's lives. Across the world, women embraced the story of Tully and Kate's enduring friendship. They laughed with Tully and cried with Kate and anguished over Tully's fractured relationship with her mother. Now, in Fly Away - a story that both connects to Firefly Lane and stands alone - Kristin Hannah returns to the world of these unforgettable characters...
How do you hold yourself together when your world has fallen apart...
Fly Away is the story of three women who have lost their way and need each other - plus a miracle - to transform their lives.
An emotionally-complex, heartwrenching novel about love, family, motherhood, loss, and redemption, Fly Away reminds us that where there is life, there is hope and where there is love, there is forgiveness. Told with her trademark visceral storytelling and illuminating prose, Kristin Hannah reveals why she is one of the most beloved writers of our day.
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"Deep, complex characters populate this emotional novel, ideal for public library audiobook collections, and enhanced with a reading group guide read by the author" --Wisconsin Book Watch
"Ericksen narrates in a soothing voice as several characters share their points of view of the story...The accents differentiate their voices without breaking the magic of Ericksen's narration." --AudioFile Magazine--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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- ASIN : B00CBQG09G
- Publisher : Macmillan (1 May 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 2360 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 441 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 8,182 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I read the first book Firefly Lane after watching the Netflix series of the same name, and purchased this sequel straight away as I wanted to know what happened next.... this is a great book which at times is hard to read through the tears it evokes - much as the first book.
It was a compelling read and this second book lets us in on the story behind Tully’s mom’s life and why she was an absent parent. The book examines diverse relationships and helps you understand why people might behave as they do - when nobody else realises the pain and the trauma that they are hiding from themselves as well as others.
I would definitely recommend reading this sequel to all those that have read Firefly Lane - but not to those who have just watched the Netflix series..... as the tv storyline is nothing like the actual story so it would make little sense to you! (The original book is way better than the dramatisation)
Make sure you have your tissues at the ready when you sit down to read this emotive story.
The characters are so likeable and the story is written so well from different points of view.
I would highly recommend and I am looking forward to reading more by this author.
I gave it another chance a couple of months later when the sleepless nights eased off, and I've just finished it. It was still a little depressing to be honest - I can see that the author tries to inject an air of nostalgia in the book, but actually ends up injecting too much sadness into the lives of these characters. That said, the characters are well formed and you can relate to them, they are very believable.
As someone else has commented, there is far too much repetition of the first book, Firefly Lane, which I felt was unnecessary. The other thing that is really annoying in this second book is that the author flits back and forth from one era to another without much cohesion; this does make it a bit frustrating at times as you're not always entirely sure what point in time the characters are at.
Overall, this isn't a bad book, and I would read more by this author as she is very talented without a doubt, but it's not as good as Firefly Lane. If you want a tear jerker, then maybe give it a go... on the other hand if you want a cheery book of pure escapism, this isn't for you!
The story starts in 2010 four years after Kate's death, but also moves back in time to show what has happened in the intervening years. We also meet Cloud again, Tully's mother, and finally we learn about her and what shaped her into the person she became. This was really good reading which I thoroughly enjoyed.
It is a very moving story, at times I had a few tears in my eye and, like the author's other books, is extremely readable with excellent characters that you can really relate to and care for. It was almost like meeting old friends again. As I said before, it is a more sombre read with a lot of heartache to be worked through and there is plenty of drama still to come in everyone's lives. A really good read - not the happiest of books certainly, it is very sad indeed, but one that will make you think about your relationships with your own loved ones, and appreciate what you have.