Fly Away

Fly Away

Large Print - 2013 | Large print ed
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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, motherhood, or caring for people in general. 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 centre of Tully's tragic past. She repeatedly abandoned her daughter, but now she comes back, drawn to her daughter's side at a time when Tully is most alone. 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.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : 2013. Center Point,
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781611737424
Branch Call Number: LT HANN


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Jul 01, 2018

This book was too slow and depressing for me. I'm not usually brought down by a book of fiction, but I couldn't finish this one.

Apr 19, 2017

It was ok. Not much substance and pretty much a standard soap opera..... but a step up from Harlequin ... that's for sure.

Nov 28, 2016

I liked it, and enjoyed spending two thick novels with these characters (Firefly Lane and its sequel, Fly Away). More in depth than other books by this author. This one moved more slowly than Firefly Lane, but was more emotionally complex.

Feb 03, 2016

The 1st 50 pages synopsis of Firefly Lane after that it does get interesting ...a different spin to this novel...Entertaining

Sep 22, 2014

I read and loved Firefly Lane. I was really excited to read the sequel. I was highly disappointed. It didn't have the same flow nor interesting growth in the characters. It was so slow that I couldn't even finish the book and I really tried.

Mar 11, 2014

In this follow-up to Firefly Lane, best-friend Tully, daughter Marah and husband Johnny are still messes after the death of Kate. Tully, self-medicating and adrift decides to end it but only puts herself into a coma. Marah quits school and runs away. The story is told from various points of view, bouncing around from the present to flashbacks. You have to pay attention to keep track of where the timeline is. Good book though somewhat formulaic Hannah fare. Life is full of pain but also joy. The point is to live and love while you can. Can't argue with that.

Oct 04, 2013

Great story.......

Jul 28, 2013

I thought it was a good read for summer.

LaughingOne Jul 07, 2013

Did not like this one nearly as much as I like her other novels. I didn't feel I was inside the characters like I usually feel with her writing. And it didn't feel real/true to me. I was definitely disappointed.

Brooklynnnjv Jun 04, 2013


I loved this book. Couldn't wait to finish it.

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Jul 24, 2014

"She knew me." A simple quote from a bereaved daughter grieving the loss of her mother.

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