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The art of crash landing

Melissa DeCarlo

The art of crash landing

a novel

by Melissa DeCarlo

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Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mothers and daughters,
  • Fiction,
  • Family secrets

  • About the Edition

    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.

    Edition Notes

    StatementMelissa DeCarlo
    The Physical Object
    Pagination542 pages (large print)
    Number of Pages542
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27198942M
    ISBN 100062416855
    ISBN 109780062416858
    OCLC/WorldCa907097202


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