The Art Of Crash Landing by Melissa DeCarlo

Full Title: The Art Of Crash Landing: A Novel
Author/Editor(s): Melissa DeCarlo
ISBN: 0062416855, 9780062416858
Publisher: Harper
Published Place: New York
Published/Copyright Year: 2015
Language: English
Physical Description: 21 cm
LCCN: 2015010374
Edition: First edition. [View All Editions]
Number of pages: 405 (405 pages)
Format: Large Print
Categories:
Mothers And Daughters > Fiction
Family Secrets > Fiction
Oklahoma > Fiction
FICTION / Contemporary Women > Bisacsh
FICTION / Family Life > Bisacsh
Family Secrets > Fast > (OCoLC)fst01737651
Mothers And Daughters > Fast > (OCoLC)fst01026997
Oklahoma > Fast > (OCoLC)fst01205031

Content:
"From a bright new talent comes this debut novel about a young woman who travels for the first time to her mother's hometown, and gets sucked into the mystery that changed her family forever. Mattie Wallace has really screwed up this time. Broke and knocked up, she's got all her worldly possessions crammed into six giant trash bags, and nowhere to go. Try as she might, Mattie can no longer deny that she really is turning into her mother, a broken alcoholic who never met a bad choice she didn't make. When Mattie gets news of a possible inheritance left by a grandmother she's never met, she jumps at this one last chance to turn things around. Leaving the Florida Panhandle, she drives eight hundred miles to her mother's birthplace
the tiny town of Gandy, Oklahoma. There, she soon learns that her mother remains a local mystery
a happy, talented teenager who inexplicably skipped town thirty-five years ago with nothing but the clothes on her back. But the girl they describe bears little resemblance to the damaged woman Mattie knew, and before long it becomes clear that something terrible happened to her mother, and it happened here. The harder Mattie digs for answers, the more obstacles she encounters. Giving up, however, isn't an option. Uncovering what started her mother's downward spiral might be the only way to stop her own. Hilarious, gripping, and unexpectedly wise, The Art of Crash Landing is a poignant novel from an assured new voice"

Provided by publisher.
"A poignant, darkly funny debut novel about a young woman who travels
penniless, pregnant, and homeless
to her deceased mother's small southern hometown, and becomes embroiled in a local mystery: what forced her mother to flee that town thirty-five years previously"

Provided by publisher.
Broke and knocked up, Mattie Wallace has all her worldly possessions crammed into six giant trash bags, and nowhere to go. Getting news of a possible inheritance left by a grandmother she's never met, Mattie drives eight hundred miles to her mother's birthplace: the tiny town of Gandy, Oklahoma. She learns that her mother skipped town thirty-five years ago with nothing but the clothes on her back
but the girl they describe bears little resemblance to the alcoholic loser Mattie knew. Uncovering what started her mother's downward spiral might be the only way to stop her own.

ISBNPlus ID: UPE.BV101.25685-11-2182331
Other ID: 898530105(OCLC)
Form: Fiction
LC Call No: PS3604.E2372 A37 2015
Dewey Decimal: 813/.6
Released Date: 20151116

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APA Style:
DeCarlo, M. (2015). The Art Of Crash Landing: A Novel. New York: Harper.

MLA Style:
DeCarlo, Melissa. The Art Of Crash Landing: A Novel. New York: Harper, 2015. Print.

Chicago Style:
DeCarlo, Melissa. The Art Of Crash Landing: A Novel. New York: Harper, 2015.