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020   $a9780062390547 (paperback)
020   $z9780062390554 (ebook)
020   $z9780062416858 (large print)
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050 00$aPS3604.E2372$bA37 2015
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100 1 $aDeCarlo, Melissa.
245 14$aThe art of crash landing :$ba novel /$cMelissa DeCarlo.
250   $aFirst edition.
264  1$aNew York :$bHarper,$c[2015]
300   $a405 pages ;$c21 cm
336   $atext$2rdacontent
337   $aunmediated$2rdamedia
338   $avolume$2rdacarrier
520   $a"From a bright new talent comes this debut novel about a young woman who travels for the first time to her mother's hometown, and gets sucked into the mystery that changed her family forever. Mattie Wallace has really screwed up this time. Broke and knocked up, she's got all her worldly possessions crammed into six giant trash bags, and nowhere to go. Try as she might, Mattie can no longer deny that she really is turning into her mother, a broken alcoholic who never met a bad choice she didn't make. When Mattie gets news of a possible inheritance left by a grandmother she's never met, she jumps at this one last chance to turn things around. Leaving the Florida Panhandle, she drives eight hundred miles to her mother's birthplace--the tiny town of Gandy, Oklahoma. There, she soon learns that her mother remains a local mystery--a happy, talented teenager who inexplicably skipped town thirty-five years ago with nothing but the clothes on her back. But the girl they describe bears little resemblance to the damaged woman Mattie knew, and before long it becomes clear that something terrible happened to her mother, and it happened here. The harder Mattie digs for answers, the more obstacles she encounters. Giving up, however, isn't an option. Uncovering what started her mother's downward spiral might be the only way to stop her own. Hilarious, gripping, and unexpectedly wise, The Art of Crash Landing is a poignant novel from an assured new voice"--$cProvided by publisher.
520   $a"A poignant, darkly funny debut novel about a young woman who travels--penniless, pregnant, and homeless--to her deceased mother's small southern hometown, and becomes embroiled in a local mystery: what forced her mother to flee that town thirty-five years previously?"--$cProvided by publisher.
520   $aBroke and knocked up, Mattie Wallace has all her worldly possessions crammed into six giant trash bags, and nowhere to go. Getting news of a possible inheritance left by a grandmother she's never met, Mattie drives eight hundred miles to her mother's birthplace: the tiny town of Gandy, Oklahoma. She learns that her mother skipped town thirty-five years ago with nothing but the clothes on her back-- but the girl they describe bears little resemblance to the alcoholic loser Mattie knew. Uncovering what started her mother's downward spiral might be the only way to stop her own.
650  0$aMothers and daughters$vFiction.
650  0$aFamily secrets$vFiction.
651  0$aOklahoma$vFiction.
650  7$aFICTION / Contemporary Women.$2bisacsh
650  7$aFICTION / Family Life.$2bisacsh
650  7$aFamily secrets.$2fast$0(OCoLC)fst01737651
650  7$aMothers and daughters.$2fast$0(OCoLC)fst01026997
651  7$aOklahoma.$2fast$0(OCoLC)fst01205031
655  7$aDomestic fiction.$2lcgft
655  7$aMystery fiction.$2gsafd
655  7$aDomestic fiction.$2fast$0(OCoLC)fst01726589
655  7$aFiction.$2fast$0(OCoLC)fst01423787